ELGIN, Ill. – State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, will continue her fight to secure vital resources and improve social services for Illinois families as she is appointed Chair of the House Human Services Committee again this term.
“As Illinois families and the most vulnerable in our state recover from the COVID-19 financial crisis and rising costs for everyday essentials, it is more important now than ever that we make government work for the people we represent,” Moeller said. “The Human Services Committee plays a critical role in connecting people with programs and serving as an oversight body for the many programs that families rely on. I am excited to continue this leadership position to ensure that the state is serving our most vulnerable families.”
Moeller served as Chair of the Human Services in the previous General Assembly and led the effort in the House to enact major reforms in the nursing home industry. She was the chief sponsor in the House of landmark legislation that reforms how long-term care facilities are funded to ensure that they are providing better quality of care through increased staffing and other quality improvements. In her capacity as Human Services Committee Chairwoman she also served on the Medicaid Working group, a bicameral and bipartisan body that makes recommendations on how the state spends its Medicaid funding.
“As Chair of the Human Services Committee, I will keep pushing for better access to the healthcare services people rely on and other safety net programs that help people make ends meet. As legislators, our primary responsibility is to be of service to our constituents, and I look forward to continuing that responsibility as Chair.”