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 Bill Status of HB0942  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  IL UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Kelly M. Cassidy - Linda Chapa LaVia - Greg Harris - La Shawn K. Ford and Emanuel Chris Welch

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Universal Health Care Act. Provides that all individuals residing in the State are covered under the Illinois Health Services Program for health insurance. Sets forth the health coverage benefits that participants are entitled to under the Program. Sets forth the qualification requirements for participating health providers. Sets forth standards for provider reimbursement. Provides that it is unlawful for private health insurers to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the coverage of the Program. Provides that investor-ownership of health delivery facilities is unlawful. Provides that the State shall establish the Illinois Health Services Trust to provide financing for the Program. Sets forth the requirements for claims billing under the Program. Provides that the Program shall include funding for long-term care services and mental health services. Provides that the Program shall establish a single prescription drug formulary and list of approved durable medical goods and supplies. Creates the Pharmaceutical and Durable Medical Goods Committee to negotiate the prices of pharmaceuticals and durable medical goods with suppliers or manufacturers on an open bid competitive basis. Sets forth provisions concerning patients' rights. Provides that the employees of the Program shall be compensated in accordance with the current pay scale for State employees and as deemed professionally appropriate by the General Assembly.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/25/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/25/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/4/2013HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee
  2/8/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/27/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  2/27/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Greg Harris
  3/7/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/21/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee; 005-003-000
  3/22/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2014HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  2/11/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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