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 Bill Status of HB4961  94th General Assembly

Short Description:  HEALTHY ILLINOIS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
20 ILCS 3960/3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1153
20 ILCS 3960/12from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1162
30 ILCS 105/5.663 new
215 ILCS 5/Art. XLV heading new
215 ILCS 5/1502 new
215 ILCS 5/1503 new
215 ILCS 5/1505 new
215 ILCS 5/1510 new
740 ILCS 10/5from Ch. 38, par. 60-5

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Healthy Illinois Act. Establishes the Healthy Illinois Authority to arrange for the provision of comprehensive, affordable health care coverage to eligible businesses, the self-employed, and eligible individuals on a voluntary basis through the Healthy Illinois Plan. Sets forth powers and duties of the Authority. Creates the Healthy Illinois Authority Fund. Creates the Healthy Illinois Plan to provide health benefits coverage. Requires contributions to the costs of the plan by employers and enrollees. Provides for subsidies and uncompensated care savings payments. Creates the Healthy Illinois Quality Forum and sets forth duties of the Forum. Requires the Authority to create the Health Resource Plan to set forth a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the development of health care resources and facilities in the State. Provides for a voluntary system of cost and resource restraint by health practitioners, hospitals, and insurers. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act to include definitions of "limited service provider" and "Health Resource Plan" and to require the Health Facilities Planning Board to take into account the Health Resource Plan when developing health care facility plans. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Healthy Illinois Authority Fund. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Sets forth requirements for making health insurance rates. Amends the Illinois Antitrust Act to subject health insurers to the provisions of that Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/19/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/19/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/19/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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