Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Illinois Medicare for All Health Care Act. Provides that all individuals residing in the State are covered under the Illinois Health Services Program for health insurance. Sets forth the health coverage benefits that participants are entitled to under the Program. Sets forth the qualification requirements for participating health providers. Sets forth standards for provider reimbursement. Provides that it is unlawful for private health insurers to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the coverage of the Program. Provides that investor-ownership of health delivery facilities is unlawful. Provides that the State shall establish the Illinois Health Services Trust to provide financing for the Program. Sets forth the requirements for claims billing under the Program. Provides that the Program shall include funding for long-term care services and mental health services. Provides that the Program shall establish a single prescription drug formulary and list of approved durable medical goods and supplies. Creates the Pharmaceutical and Durable Medical Goods Committee to negotiate the prices of pharmaceuticals and durable medical goods with suppliers or manufacturers on an open bid competitive basis. Sets forth provisions concerning patients' rights. Provides that the employees of the Program shall be compensated in accordance with the current pay scale for State employees and as deemed professionally appropriate by the General Assembly. Effective January 1, 2018.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
HB 2436 creates the Illinois Medicare for All Health Care Act. Act provides for universal access to health care for all individuals within the State. In addition, creates the Illinois Health Services Governing Board to administer the Illinois Health Services Program. Services covered by the Illinois Health Services Program would be funded through the Illinois Health Services Trust created by this Act. The cost of providing health care for over 12 million Illinois residents could have a great fiscal impact to the State but none to the Department of Human Services.