• House bill looks to enroll more in Medicaid

    by  • March 5, 2013 • News

    The Illinois House will soon take up a bill allowing more low-income residents to enroll in Medicaid. medicaid-logo

    When the bill passed the senate, republicans voiced concern about the validity of its opt-out clause, but state rep. Sara Feigenholtz, a Chicago democrat and the House sponsor, says that’s not an issue.

    Her measure says if the federal government does not hold up its end of the deal, which is paying 100-percent of the costs for new members and can go as low as 90 percent in the years following, that the state can opt out of the health plan.

    Senate Bill 26 has not been assigned to a House committee.