(215 ILCS 106/45)
(a) The Department shall conduct a study which includes, but is not
limited to, the following:
(1) Establishes estimates, broken down by regions of
the State, of the number of children with health insurance coverage and without health insurance coverage; the number of children who are eligible for Medicaid, and of that number, the number who are enrolled in Medicaid; the number of children with access to dependent coverage through an employer, and of that number, the number who are enrolled in dependent coverage through an employer.
(2) Ascertains, for the population of children
potentially eligible for coverage under any component of the Program, the extent of access to dependent coverage, how many children are enrolled in dependent coverage, the comprehensiveness of dependent coverage benefit packages available, and the amount of cost sharing currently paid by the employees.
(b) The Department shall submit the preliminary results of the study to
the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 1998 and shall submit
the final results to the Governor and the General Assembly by May 1, 1999.
(Source: P.A. 90-736, eff. 8-12-98