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92_HB4746 LRB9211909JSpc 1 AN ACT in relation to insurance. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Children's Health Insurance Program Act 5 is amended by changing Section 5 as follows: 6 (215 ILCS 106/5) 7 (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2002) 8 Sec. 5. Legislative intent. The General Assembly finds 9 that, for the economic and social benefit of all citizens of 10 the State of Illinois, it is important to enable low-income 11 children of this State, to the extent funding permits, to 12 access health benefits coverage, especially preventive health 13 care. The General Assembly recognizes that assistance to 14 help families purchase health benefits for low-income 15 children must be provided in a fair and equitable fashion and 16 must treat all children at the same income level in a similar 17 fashion. The State of Illinois should help low-income 18 families transition from a health care system where 19 government partners with families to provide health benefits 20 to low-income children to a system where families with higher 21 incomes eventually transition into private or employer based 22 health plans. This Act is not intended to create an 23 entitlement. 24 (Source: P.A. 90-736, eff. 8-12-98.) 25 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 26 becoming law.
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