98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced 2/14/2014, by Sen. William R. Haine
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services' care coordination program,
provides that such provisions shall not be construed (1) to prevent a local
health department from receiving fee-for-service reimbursement for
providing services covered by the State's medical assistance program to
eligible recipients of medical assistance regardless of their enrollment in
a managed care plan or care coordination program, or (2) to prevent
certified local health departments from receiving matching funds for
expenditures of local tax revenues incurred in the efficient and effective
administration of the State's medical assistance program.
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AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois General Assembly finds
(a) Local health departments and school-based health
centers have been providing essential prevention, health
promotion, primary care, oral health, and behavioral health
services to low-income, Medicaid eligible families and
individuals for many years in Illinois.
(b) School-based and school-linked health centers provide
essential behavioral health, health promotion, oral health,
and primary care services to elementary, middle, and high
school students in many parts of Illinois, providing unique
access to services that increase students' ability to be in
class healthy and learning.
(c) Family planning agencies provide access to
reproductive health and women's health care services for many
low-income women and men, allowing them to choose the number
and spacing of their children.
(d) Including these established safety-net providers will
increase the health care system's capacity to serve everyone
eligible for medical assistance.
(e) Since these agencies have been providing health