Trilogy Blog

Advocating For The Excellence in Mental Health Act

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Sep 06, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

September is National Recovery Month and Trilogy is celebrating the only way we know how—through advocacy! Today, we would like to voice our support for the Excellence in Mental Health Act (EMH)—a bill that provides better funding and access to mental health services for the nation.

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Tags: mental illness, behavioral healthcare, excellence in mental health act, integrated healthcare, advocacy, national council for behavioral healthcare, government funding, medicaid

Governor Quinn Signs SB 26, Implements Affordable Care Act in Illinois

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

On July 22, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed SB 26 into law as Public Act 98-0104. This law implements the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Illinois by expanding Medicaid to individuals whose income is at or below 138% of the Federal poverty level. This expansion will result in the largest increase in mental health funding in the state since the enactment of Medicaid decades ago1.

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Tags: behavioral healthcare, affordable care act, treatment, government funding, medicaid, ACA

Illinois House Passes Medicaid Expansion Bill!

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, May 31, 2013 @ 04:33 PM

At the beginning of this week, the Illinois House of Representatives passed SB 26, a bill that will expand Medicaid eligibility to more than 300,000 uninsured Illinoisans. Trilogy has been in support of this bill since it was introduced in November 2012 and we are excited that the House has decided to open the doors of basic mental health services and primary healthcare to a greater number of underserved individuals.

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Tags: mental health, community-based mental health, behavioral healthcare, mental health awareness month, government funding