Policy and Legislative Topics

ICAAP works on many different topics related to child health policy. This page provides an overview on variety of topics as well as links to facts sheets, letters of support and more

Illinois Medicaid

ICAAP works extensively with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to improve the Illinois Medicaid system.  This page provides informaiton on ICAAP’s work on Medicaid including Medicaid Managed Care, the 2011 Medicaid Reform bill , the 2012 Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together (SMART) Act and more. (more…)

Affordable Care Act

In 2014, the state of Illinois will being operating a health insurance exchange. ICAAP has provided guidance to the state on establishment of the health insurance exchange and determination of the essential health benefits plan. (more…)


For more information, contact

Jennie Pinkwater
Senior Director, Prevention Programs and Advocacy
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1400 W. Hubbard Suite 100
Chicago IL 60642
312/733-1026 x 213