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Full Text of HB4195  94th General Assembly


Sen. Miguel del Valle

Filed: 3/28/2006





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4195 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Department of Public Aid Law of the Civil
5 Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding Section
6 2205-15 as follows:
7     (20 ILCS 2205/2205-15 new)
8     Sec. 2205-15. Advisory Committee on Children's Health
9 Insurance Programs.
10     (a) There is created an Advisory Committee on Children's
11 Health Insurance Programs within the Department of Healthcare
12 and Family Services. In addition to members representing
13 healthcare providers, advocates, consumers, and other parties
14 with an interest in children's health insurance programs, the
15 Director shall appoint to the Advisory Committee one member of
16 the House of Representatives representing the majority party,
17 one member of the House of Representative representing the
18 minority party, one member of the Senate representing the
19 majority party, and one member of the Senate representing the
20 minority party.
21     (b) The duties of the Advisory Committee shall include the
22 following:
23         (1) To gather information and make recommendations
24     relating to access to quality, affordable health insurance



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1     for children in Illinois. The Advisory Committee shall
2     examine the cost effectiveness of current programs and
3     assess whether programs are meeting goals established for
4     the programs.
5         (2) To conduct public hearings in locations throughout
6     the State. Comment and testimony at public hearings is to
7     be sought from those served by State programs providing
8     health insurance to children, employers located in
9     Illinois, health care finance experts, and advocates for
10     those receiving or in need of health insurance.
11         (3) To serve as an official forum for discussions
12     concerning the implementation and oversight of current
13     health insurance programs, including discussion on
14     administrative rules needed to administer the programs.
15         (4) To file a report with the Director of Healthcare
16     and Family Services, the Governor, and the General Assembly
17     within 12 months after the effective date of this
18     amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly that contains
19     all of the following information:
20             (A) Enrollment data, including a comparison of
21         enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program
22         administered by the Department on November 15, 2005,
23         enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program
24         at the time of the report, and enrollment in the
25         Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Program at the time
26         of the report.
27             (B) Demographic information showing enrollment in
28         children's health insurance programs throughout the
29         State.
30             (C) A description of outreach efforts to the
31         hardest to reach populations to ensure that all
32         families with uninsured children are given an
33         opportunity to enroll in the Children's Health
34         Insurance Program or in the Covering ALL KIDS Health



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1         Insurance Program.
2             (D) A status update on the study required under
3         Section 45 of the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance
4         Act.
5             (E) Information on the total cost to the State and
6         to families to insure newly enrolled children if the
7         children had been insured through the private
8         insurance market.
9             (F) Data on the benefits of insuring children.
10     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11 becoming law.".