(5 ILCS 375/6.1) (from Ch. 127, par. 526.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-538)
    Sec. 6.1. The program of health benefits may offer as an alternative, available on an optional basis, coverage through health maintenance organizations. That part of the premium for such coverage which is in excess of the amount which would otherwise be paid by the State for the program of health benefits shall be paid by the member who elects such alternative coverage and shall be collected as provided for premiums for other optional coverages.
    However, nothing in this Act shall be construed to permit, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983, the noncontributory portion of any such program to include the expenses of obtaining an abortion, induced miscarriage or induced premature birth unless, in the opinion of a physician, such procedures are necessary for the preservation of the life of the woman seeking such treatment, or except an induced premature birth intended to produce a live viable child and such procedure is necessary for the health of the mother or her unborn child.
(Source: P.A. 85-848.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-538)
    Sec. 6.1. The program of health benefits may offer as an alternative, available on an optional basis, coverage through health maintenance organizations. That part of the premium for such coverage which is in excess of the amount which would otherwise be paid by the State for the program of health benefits shall be paid by the member who elects such alternative coverage and shall be collected as provided for premiums for other optional coverages.
(Source: P.A. 100-538, eff. 1-1-18.)