(215 ILCS 170/45)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2016)
Sec. 45. Study; contracts.
(a) The Department shall conduct a study that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Establishing estimates, broken down by regions of
the State, of the number of children with and without health insurance coverage; the number of children who are eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program, and, of that number, the number who are enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program; and the number of children with access to dependent coverage through an employer, and, of that number, the number who are enrolled in dependent coverage through an employer.
(2) Surveying those families whose children have
access to employer-sponsored dependent coverage but who decline such coverage as to the reasons for declining coverage.
(3) Ascertaining, for the population of children
accessing employer-sponsored dependent coverage or who have access to such coverage, the comprehensiveness of dependent coverage available, the amount of cost-sharing currently paid by the employees, and the cost-sharing associated with such coverage.
(4) Measuring the health outcomes or other benefits
for children utilizing the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Program and analyzing the effects on utilization of healthcare services for children after enrollment in the Program compared to the preceding period of uninsured status.
(b) The studies described in subsection (a) shall be conducted in a manner that compares a time period preceding or at the initiation of the program with a later period.
(c) The Department shall submit the preliminary results of the study to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than July 1, 2008 and shall submit the final results to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than July 1, 2010.
(d) The Department shall submit copies of all contracts awarded for the administration of the Program to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate.
(Source: P.A. 94-693, eff. 7-1-06; 95-985, eff. 6-1-09.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015