MFTD Waiver Families

Support for families of children in the Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent Waiver

Welcome to MFTD Waiver Families!

This website is your source for information about the MFTD Waiver from families who have participated in the program nearly from its inception. If you are new to the program, check out our About Page, learn how to Apply, and find out if your child will likely qualify.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the program and support from other families in the MFTD Waiver.

Read below for updates on Advocacy issues related to the MFTD Waiver.

Recent News

Urge Governor Rauner to Sign HB 4736

We need your help! A bill in the Illinois General Assembly that supports access to healthcare for the most medically complex children just passed the House and Senate and will be sent to the Governor for signature so that it can become law. House Bill 4736 exempts Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Children from enrolling in Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO). Medically Fragile an…

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Public Comments on MFTD Waiver Proposed Amendment

To download the full comments, click here.

Public Comments on MFTD Waiver Amendment (IL 0278) on Behalf of MFTD Waiver Families

The following comments on the proposed amendment to the Medically Fragile Technology Dependent (MFTD) Waiver are made on behalf of the more than 300 members of MFTD Waiver Families, a support and advocacy organization of families whose children participate in the MF…

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HB 4736 Passes the Senate!

HB 4736, the bill that excludes medically fragile kids from managed care, just passed the Senate 56-3! Thanks to Senators Koehler and Curran for advocating for this bill and explaining why it is so important. The bill now goes to Governor Rauner. Let him know you support it! 

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We have a public page on Facebook and a private group for families. 

Save the Waiver FB Page

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