Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that subject to appropriation, any uninsured person as defined by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in rules residing in Illinois who is younger than 65 years of age, who has been screened for breast and cervical cancer in accordance with standards and procedures adopted by the Department of Public Health for screening, and who is referred to the Department by the Department of Public Health as being in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer is eligible for medical assistance benefits that are consistent with the benefits provided to those persons who are eligible for medical assistance pursuant to the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000. Provides that medical assistance coverage for such persons is not dependent on federal approval, but federal moneys may be used to pay for services provided under that coverage upon federal approval. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that medical assistance benefits for uninsured persons in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer shall be paid from funds appropriated to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for its medical programs (rather than, subject to appropriation).