Reports & Resources : Health Care for America Now
Support SB26: A New Medicaid Opportunity for Illinois
SB26 would allow for 342,000 low-income adults in Illinois to be newly eligible for and enrolled in Medicaid over the next four years. Coverage for those who enroll would start on Jan 1, 2014. Enrollment starts Oct 2013.
SB26 includes language that would cease coverage for this new population if the federal government’s share of Medicaid matching funds drops below 90%. The federal government pays 100% of the costs of the newly eligible from 2014 through 2016.
The Health Benefits Exchange Act
Ensures Access to Quality and Affordable Insurance
A key provision in the Affordable Cate Act is the creation of Health Benefits Exchanges in each state by 2014. These Exchanges will operate as a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to compare and buy quality and affordable health insurance. Over the last year, stakeholders and political leaders have been working to create an Exchange structure that best serves the families of Illinois.
Illinois Department of Insurance Highlights Changes Resulting From National Health Insurance Reform
Changes in insurance laws would alter performance, transparency, accountability of health insurers in Illinois
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has prepared, for all 435 congressional districts, a district-level analysis of the impact of health care reform legislation. This analysis includes information on the impact of the legislation on families, small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured.
Click on the link below to find out the impact on your district.