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Full Text of SR0681  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The All Kids program under the Covering ALL KIDS
3 Health Insurance Act as created by P.A. 94-693 requires no
4 documentation of immigration status for the purpose of being
5 eligible for benefits under the program; and
6     WHEREAS, The Department of Healthcare and Family Services
7 has demonstrated that as of December of 2006, 23,000 of the
8 39,000 newly eligible enrollees in the All Kids program (60%)
9 failed to provide documentation of immigration status at the
10 time of enrollment; and
11     WHEREAS, The State of Illinois receives no federal medical
12 assistance percentage (FMAP) for any person made eligible for
13 Medicaid benefits that do not provide documentation of
14 immigration status; and
15     WHEREAS, The State of Illinois has already spent tens of
16 millions of dollars on the population of children that did not
17 provide the Department with documentation of immigration
18 status; and
19     WHEREAS, The issue of immigration status was central to the
20 debate that occurred on the floor of the Illinois Senate
21 concerning the enabling legislation for the All Kids program,



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1 House Bill 806; and
2     WHEREAS, Significant time has passed since the enactment
3 and initial execution of the All Kids program; therefore, be it
5 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that the Department of
6 Healthcare and Family Services provide a monthly report to the
7 Illinois General Assembly of those enrolling or re-enrolling in
8 the All Kids program in the previous month and specify which of
9 those new and re-enrolled children were made eligible by the
10 provisions contained in P.A. 94-693; and be it further
11     RESOLVED, That the Department of Healthcare and Family
12 Services further specify which of these enrolled or re-enrolled
13 children did not provide documentation of immigration status at
14 the time of initial enrollment or subsequent re-enrollment in
15 the All Kids program; and be it further
16     RESOLVED, That this report be made available to the public
17 on the website of the Department of Healthcare and Family
18 Services; and be it further
19     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20 delivered to the Director of Healthcare and Family Services.