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 Bill Status of HB0311  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  IL UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Rita Mayfield - Greg Harris - La Shawn K. Ford - Linda Chapa LaVia, Camille Y. Lilly, Robyn Gabel and Kelly M. Cassidy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession 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
  1/31/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/31/2011HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/8/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  2/8/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/8/2011HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee
  2/8/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Greg Harris
  2/9/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/24/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  11/29/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/30/2012HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee
  3/9/2012HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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