In the midst of a prolonged budgetary crisis, Gov. Bruce Rauner must make pragmatic decisions for Illinois residents and the future sustainability and success of our state.The State Journal-Register | Opinion by Marca Bristo (Access Living) & Bob Gallo (AARP Illinois)
Innovation Illinois' Caregiver Impacts Report
- * Caregiver programs directly created more than 144,000 caregiver jobs in Illinois and indirectly an additional 66,000 jobs in communities across the state.
- * The state's caregiver programs brought more than $1.1 billion in federal dollars back to Illinois' taxpayers in FY 2013.
- * In-home care programs for seniors and people with disabilities save up to $1 billion each year.
- * Every dollar of General Revenue Fund spending invested in caregiver programs generated an average of $3.74 in economic activity.
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