June 21, 2024

Free & Charitable Clinics Push for More Funding

Health News Illinois reports that free and charitable clinics in Illinois are requesting legislators to increase state funding from $4 million to the previous $9 million, highlighting an increased demand in services driven by the return of Medicaid redeterminations and the influx of migrants to the state. 

Considering that funding accounted for 4 percent of CommunityHealth’s cash and in-kind revenue in 2023 where the 3 clinics “used state funding to replace equipment to help them expand their operations,” a renewal of $9 million in state funding “will ensure continued cost efficient access to free healthcare for thousands of patients throughout our state,” according to CEO Steph Willding, MPA.

Learn more more about changes in the health care safety net as “Free and charitable clinics push for more funding.”