Did you know that working people in Illinois pay more of their income in taxes than wealthy Illinoisans?
Currently, all Illinoisans pay a flat tax of 4.95% across the board. This means that all incomes are taxed equally. The federal government, and most states in our nation, levy income taxes via a system of tax brackets — the more you earn, the higher your tax rate as a percentage of income. Illinois is one of a handful of states that do it differently, using a 4.95% flat tax rate that’s the same whether you’re a millionaire or an hourly worker earning minimum wage. The obvious problem with that is, while 4.95% means a lot more money from the millionaire than from the minimum wage worker, it’s a far more significant hit to the minimum wage worker, who is likely already living on the edge financially.
Illinois’ current tax system is unfair for middle and lower-income families – taxing everyone at the same rate, regardless of income.
The Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) has endorsed the Illinois Fair Tax constitutional amendment, and we urge every IL voter to vote “YES” for the Fair Tax!
Are you a member of the Common Ground Food Co-op (CGFC)? If so, there is a very easy way that you can help support Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC)!
Voting for CGFC’s “Round Up for Good” is now taking place, in order to select the 11 organizations that will be featured in 2021. Organizations that are selected for the Round Up for Good program can raise $2,000 or much more, so this is a great opportunity to help CCHCC so that we can help as many of our community members get the health care, health insurance, and prescriptions they need! Here is what you need to know:
Voting Schedule Voting is only open from Thursday, September 10 through Thursday, September 17, so please take some time soon to cast your vote for CCHCC!
Support expansion of IL Medicaid to cover all seniors age 60+
May 21, 2020
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Champaign County Health Care Consumers is joining with Healthy Illinois to call on IL Governor JB Pritzker to support HB 4891 / SB 3703 – Healthy Illinois for All.
This bill creates a pathway to health coverage through the Medicaid program for all low-income seniors in IL, including undocumented immigrants. This expansion of coverage is critical for keeping all communities healthy in the face of COVID-19. (For more information on HB 4891 / SB 3703, please see further down in this message, after the Take Action section.)
Please take action TODAY by calling the Governor’s Office, and/or signing on to support this legislation:
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. H.R. 3 is a bold step toward reducing the high prices of prescription drugs through Medicare negotiation.
President Donald Trump is opposing the bill, breaking his campaign promise to deliver lower drug prices. In order to get H. R. 3 passed, we need overwhelming support from our Representatives. We need your help!
To learn more about H. R. 3, please read the details of the bill, following the Take Action section in this email.