With the dust barely settled on the legislative spring session, and lawmakers planning to head back to Springfield for a one-day session next week, a panel of top healthcare lobbyists previewed the health issues likely to dominate the next year.
by Ryan Voyles | Jun 8, 2021 | coronavirus, Dental, Hospitals, Insurance, Legislature, Long Term Care, Maternal Health, Medicaid/Medicare, Mental Health, Nursing homes, Prescription Drugs, State Budget, Top Stories | 0
A year after its regular spring session was upended by COVID-19, the General Assembly returned to action in Springfield this year and approved various measures that will impact the state’s healthcare system beyond the pandemic.
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services has started collecting feedback on a healthcare feasibility study, which officials said late last week will help guide policymakers on how to make healthcare more affordable.
Advocates praised a provision of the tentative budget package approved by lawmakers this week that will expand Medicaid-like coverage to more undocumented adults.