Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that in addition to the women who are eligible for medical assistance pursuant to the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, all uninsured women residing in Illinois who are at least 35 years of age but less than 65 years of age are eligible for medical assistance benefits that are consistent with the benefits provided to those other women. Provides that medical assistance coverage for these women is not dependent on federal approval, but federal moneys may be used to pay for services provided under that coverage upon federal approval. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with similar provisions amending the Illinois Public Aid Code, but with changes that include the following: (1) subject to appropriation, provides medical assistance eligibility for "persons" (instead of women) who are younger than age 65, who have been screened for breast and cervical cancer in accordance with standards and procedures adopted by the Department of Public Health for screening, and who are referred to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services by the Department of Public Health as being in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer (instead of who are at least age 35 but less than age 65); and (2) gives the Department of Healthcare and Family Services the authority to define uninsured persons by rule. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that a person shall be considered uninsured under the amendatory provisions if: the individual has been without health insurance for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of application unless the individual is a pregnant woman, in which case the individual was without health insurance when her pregnancy was medically confirmed; the individual lost employer-sponsored health insurance when his or her job or his or her spouse's job ended; the individual has exhausted the lifetime benefit of his or her health insurance; the individual's health insurance is purchased under the provisions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA); the individual was disenrolled for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code or benefits ended, including rebates, under the Children's Health Insurance Program Act or the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act within one year prior to applying under the amendatory provisions unless the individual has State-sponsored health insurance; or the individual aged out of coverage under a parent's health insurance.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Alzheimer's Special Care Disclosure Act. Provides that under the Act, "facility" includes a facility designated as a supportive living facility under the medical assistance program under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that a facility must disclose certain information to the (instead of a) State agency responsible for licensing or permitting the facility and (instead of or) to a potential or actual client of the facility or such a client's representative. Deletes a provision that such disclosure must be made only on the request of the agency or the client.