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Office Information

Springfield Office:
Senator 26th District
108B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8010
(217) 782-4243 FAX
District Office:
111 North Avenue
Suite 211
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 277-7100
(847) 277-7101 FAX
Huge Medicaid Increase in State

According to a report from the Associated Press “only a few hundred middle-class Illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance” when the federal health insurance exchange opened in October, however the state’s system for signing up new Medicaid recipients has seen applicants signing up “by the thousands.”

Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states did not have to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act (commonly called Obamacare), Illinois elected to greatly increase eligibility anyway.

Worst Funded Pensions in Nation

Illinois holds the dubious distinction of having the worst-funded public pension system in the nation. The state’s system is around $100 billion in debt and has enough assets to cover less than 40% of the debt the state owes. Additionally this worst-in-the-nation distinction has been a major contributing factor to Illinois having the worst credit rating in the nation.

Senator Duffy's Fall 2013 Survey

Dear Friends,

In 400 BC the great philosopher, Plato, is credited with saying, “those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” If you think Springfield politicians have made some bad mistakes or would like to express your opinion, this is your opportunity to get engaged and speak out.

I am an optimistic individual and I sincerely believe that Illinois’ best days are ahead of us. I enthusiastically represent the people of the 26th Senate District in the Illinois General Assembly because I feel public service is truly an honorable duty. We need to make some tough decisions in order to get our state back on track and it is imperative that we do not make a bad situation worse.

I need your input.

Obamacare Enrollment Begins

Health insurance exchanges, a main component of the Federal Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), were launched on Oct 1. Exchanges were designed to be one-stop health insurance “malls” where qualified applicants and small business employers can purchase insurance. However, the first days of the roll out were filled with technical glitches, overloaded websites, and little access to in-person counselors in some areas.

Other concerns have been raised about the possibility of identity theft and other scams, as well as concerns about how this law could affect part-time workers. Continue reading for a full roundup.

Duffy & Sullivan Host Annual Senior Citizens’ Health Fair

State Senator Dan Duffy (R-Barrington) and State Representative Ed Sullivan Jr. (R-Mundelein) will host their annual senior citizens’ health fair October 18, at the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. U.S. 45 (Corner of 45 & Peterson Rd), Libertyville, IL  from 9am – 12noon.  The fair is free and open to the public.

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