Illinois Has Committed to Covering Everyone Congress Has Made Eligible for Medicaid

Shriver Center document to the Illinois General Assembly

This memo concludes that the Illinois General Assembly is solidly on record, with bi-partisan majorities, in support of adopting the steps Congress has taken to cover all low income citizens under the Medicaid program, filling historic gaps in the program that had denied coverage to the very poorest of the nation?s uninsured. The memo further concludes that nothing in the Supreme Court?s NFIB v. Sebelius decision is inconsistent with or undoes the commitment the state has already made.


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