(210 ILCS 3/5)
The General Assembly finds that many consumers have
limited access to needed health care. Other consumers have limited health care
choices. Consumers of health care also experience high out-of-pocket costs for
health care, and the State as a whole experiences high aggregate health care
costs. The General Assembly also finds that the provision of high quality
services, regardless of setting, for care is of overriding importance.
Currently, there is insufficient data and information on the efficacy of
alternative models of health care delivery. New and innovative solutions must
be found to correct these problems. This Act is intended to foster those
innovations through the development of demonstration projects to license and
study alternative health care delivery systems. Furthermore, these
demonstration projects shall be developed in an orderly manner and regulated by
the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 87-1188.)