The Make Medicare Work Coalition is a collaboration to promote access to affordable health care options in Illinois. MMW is led by AgeOptions, Health & Disability Advocates, and Progress Center for Independent Living. We provide materials, training, and technical assistance to professionals serving older adults and people with disabilities to enable them to help their clients access health care and prescription drug services and supports. MMW was created through generous support by the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust.

MMW members:  The Make Medicare Work Coalition is made up of more than 1,200 participants from over 250 organizations. These include advocates, aging and disability service providers, consumers, local, state and federal agency representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

MMW provides:

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To join the MMW Coalition email list, you must be a professional or a volunteer who is affiliated with an organization. To join, please fill out this form.

MMW lead agencies

Age Options 708-383-0258, TTY 708-524-1653
Progress Center for Independent Living 708-209-1500, TTY 708-209-1826
Health & Disability Advocates 312-223-9600, TTY 866-584-8750