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AN ACT concerning health care.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971
is amended by adding Section 6.16 as follows:
(5 ILCS 375/6.16 new)
Waiver application prohibitions.
(a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, except
as specified in subsection (b), the State shall not apply for
any federal waiver that would reduce or eliminate any
protection or coverage required under the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) that was in effect
on January 1, 2017, including, but not limited to, any
protection for persons with pre-existing conditions and
coverage for services identified as essential health benefits
under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
(b) The State or an agency of the executive branch may
apply for such a waiver only if the General Assembly, by joint
resolution approved by a majority of each chamber prior to the
submission of such a waiver application to the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services, authorizes the State or an agency
of the executive branch to apply for such a federal waiver.