Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that in addition to the women who are eligible for medical assistance pursuant to the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, all uninsured women residing in Illinois who are at least 35 years of age but less than 65 years of age are eligible for medical assistance benefits that are consistent with the benefits provided to those other women. Provides that medical assistance coverage for these women 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 neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.