IL State Rep Greg Harris

03/30/2018

Join Protection for All and Indivisible for a panel discussion led by DACA recipients to discuss the impact of the political turmoil in D.C. surrounding the Dream Act.   As Washington debates on this issue our neighbors are living in fear and uncertainty of whether their lives will be torn about because of deportations.  The time […]

Alexia Elejalde-RuizContact ReporterChicago Tribune It wasn’t long ago that Charles Holland was giving opening-day tours of the gleaming outpatient center at St. Bernard Hospital in the Englewood neighborhood, built to bring a bevy of health care services — and optimism — to a community in need of both. A year and a half later, the […]

By Illinois Public Radio & Brad Palmer March 13, 2018 Illinois hospitals may soon have more money for treating low-income patients. Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed legislation intended to help them collect billions of dollars. State lawmakers have been negotiating the “Hospital Assessment Program” for months. It’s one of the ways Illinois hospitals get […]

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Rep. Greg Harris • Assistant Majority Leader Springfield Update • February 16, 2018   My Legislative Agenda   In addition to my regular legislative agenda, I am responsible for leading negotiations on behalf of the House Democratic Caucus on reform of the Hospital Assessment Program, Medicaid Reform, and our budget negotiations. Here are updates on […]

Rep. Greg Harris • Assistant Majority Leader Springfield Update • February 7, 2018   Hospital Assessment Program   Last night I filed legislation to modernize the Hospital Assessment Program, which at $3.5 Billion is one of the largest funders of our Medicaid system, and also provides critical funding directly to our hospitals across Illinois.   […]

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By Illinois Public Radio & Brad Palmer March 13, 2018 Illinois hospitals may soon have more money for treating low-income patients. Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed legislation intended to help them collect billions of dollars. State lawmakers have been negotiating the “Hospital Assessment Program” for months. It’s one of the ways Illinois hospitals get […]

Sun-Times Editorial Board The Trump administration is trying to give millions of Americans yet another terrible deal on health care. Illinois lawmakers can — and should — pass legislation to prevent the president from bringing watered-down health care coverage to this state. A plan proposed earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Labor would expand the […]

By Kristen Schorsch Crains Chicago For years nearly every Illinois hospital has paid into a pot of money that helps the state bring in more federal dollars. But the program, effectively a tax on hospitals, is dated and doesn’t reflect how much the health care industry has changed. Now, state lawmakers, the Rauner administration and […]

Rep. Greg Harris • Asst. Majority Leader Springfield Update • March 1, 2018   Hospital Assessment/MCO Reform and New Gun Laws   This week the House and Senate passed the Hospital Assessment modernization and the Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) legislation by wide bipartisan votes.  As the Chief Sponsor of both those bill I am […]

  CHICAGO – In recognition of his of years of commitment to fighting for equality and opportunity for all Illinoisans, state Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, was named Majority Conference Chairman for the Illinois House Democrats.   “I’m honored that my colleagues have put their trust in me to serve as a leader for the House Democratic Caucus, especially at a time when our state is facing some of the most challenging days in its history,” Harris said. “In the past two years, Democrats … [Read More...]

Today I along with 155 other LGBT Elected officials sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that he be a president for all Americans and unite our country under the values of inclusiveness and respect for all.  During the campaign President-Elect voiced his support for the LGBT equality,  but I along  with my fellow elected officials along Victory Institute are deeply concerned with the recent cabinet appointees and there vocal anti-LGBT views towards our community.  We are a country that must  continue to move forward towards true equality for all regardless of race, ethnicity or religion.  Over the last few years we have seen Marriage Equality become the law of the land, federal contractors can no longer discriminate against LGBT  job applicants or employees, our U.S. … more

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Rachel Hinton email Being a home care worker is more than just a job for Tanya Moses. Over the seven years she’s worked with the Community Care Program, she’s found family and companionship in the two older ladies she helps after her own mother died. When she learned Gov. Bruce Rauner had vetoed House Bill […]

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Alexia Elejalde-RuizContact ReporterChicago Tribune The state has agreed to ask the federal government for funds to cover an additional $360 million in hospital Medicaid expenses, resolving a key point of contention while inching toward the redesign of a program that provides critical support to many Illinois medical facilities. The redesign has prompted concerns about reduced […]