TCullMedicaid“Today’s vote was an important step in taking care of our most at-risk constituents. This measure is an investment in ensuring consistent healthcare to improve not only the overall health of Illinois, but also reducing our critical care costs,” said State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) following the Senate’s vote of 40 to 19 on Senate Bill 26.

Key components of Senate Bill 26:

• All adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Limit ($15,415 for an individual) will be able to enroll in Medicaid starting January 1, 2014. Currently, adults are eligible for Medicaid only if they have disabilities or care for dependent children.
• The federal government will reimburse Illinois for 100 percent of the costs of covering these newly eligible enrollees through 2017.
• The reimbursement rate will decrease gradually after 2017 but stay at 90 percent after 2020.
• If the federal government fails to reimburse the state at 90 percent or above, the newly eligible clients will become ineligible; Illinois will not be stuck with the bill.

Read more: State Senator Tom Cullerton on Health Care Access for Illinois

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Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) met with students from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 20.IMSA

Every year, hundreds of sophomores at the Illinois Math and Science Academy take part in the Leadership Education and Development program. On Wednesday, Senator Tom Cullerton met with these leaders of tomorrow.

“This is a beautiful institution and a great opportunity for the students,” Cullerton said.

LEAD is taught by IMSA professors and upperclassmen to discuss different leadership theories. Cullerton was invited to discuss political leadership for EnACT, the program’s political portion. Afterward, Cullerton had the opportunity to speak to the students about education funding and other legislative issues.

“I had a great time at this event. The students that attended are wise beyond their years. I look forward to working with them in the future.”

tcull2Newly inaugurated State Senator Tom Cullerton capped his first week of session in the Illinois Senate by lending his vote to keep alive a state construction program that has invested billions in roads, bridges, and schools and put thousands of people to work.

“I look forward to working together to resolve some of our state’s most controversial topics,” Cullerton said. “We must reach across the aisle to find solutions that will benefit those we represent.”

On Wednesday, Cullerton met again with the Firearms Working Group on to discuss details for upcoming concealed-carry legislation. Guest speakers included Richard Pearson, executive  director of the Illinois State Rifle Association; NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde; Colleen Daley, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence; and Tom Vanden Berk, CEO of Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network and board member with Brady Campaign/Million Mom March.

Read more: Springfield welcomes Senator Tom Cullerton in first week of session

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