91st General Assembly
Summary of HB2677
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LOW INCME UNINSRD HLTH INS ACT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Low Income Uninsured Health Coverage Act.  Creates  a      
   program  to  provide  for  grants to at least 5 communities around the      
   State for development of demonstration projects  providing  access  to      
   health  care  coverage for low income uninsured residents of the State      
   who are not eligible  for  other  types  of  medical  coverage  to  be      
   administered  by  the  Department of Public Aid.  Provides that by the      
   end of the demonstration period, the  Governor  shall  submit  to  the      
   General  Assembly  a plan for providing for the health insurance needs      
   of low income, uninsured residents of the  State.   Sets  out  who  is      
   eligible  to participate as a provider in the project and the criteria      
   for selection of providers.  Effective immediately.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        In a provision regarding  the  selection  criteria  for  projects      
   under this Act, provides that the Director of the Department of Public      
   Aid  shall  ensure, to the extent feasible, that the selected projects      
   meet the listed criteria.  Adds  as  projects  meeting  the  selection      
   criteria  those  which  represent  a variety of communities around the      
   State that are broadly representative of the communities in the State,      
   in terms of location,  population,  size,  diversity,  and  access  to      
   health care.                                                                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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