Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie

Filed: 10/17/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1773 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 5-1 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/5-1)  (from Ch. 23, par. 5-1)
7    Sec. 5-1. Declaration of purpose. It is the the purpose of
8this Article to provide a program of essential medical care and
9rehabilitative services for persons receiving basic
10maintenance grants under this Code and for other persons who
11are unable, because of inadequate resources, to meet their
12essential medical needs.
13    Preservation of health, alleviation of sickness, and
14correction of disabling conditions for persons requiring
15maintenance support are essential if they are to have an
16opportunity to become self-supporting or to attain a greater



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1capacity for self-care. For persons who are medically indigent
2but otherwise able to provide themselves with a livelihood, it
3is of special importance to maintain their incentives for
4continued independence and preserve their limited resources
5for ordinary maintenance needs to prevent their total or
6substantial dependency.
7(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)".