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Legislative Update: 05/17/2019


The Congressional Budget Office released its report on a single-payer healthcare system: Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System. The document addresses such questions as:

  • How would the government administer a single-payer health plan?
  • Who would be eligible for the plan, and what benefits would it cover?
  • What role, if any, would private insurance and other public programs have?
  • Which providers would be allowed to participate, and who would own the hospitals and employ the providers?
  • How would the system be financed?


In a recent press release, the House Appropriations Committee has recommended a $99 billion increase for the Department of Health and Human Services for FY2020, including a $2 billion increase in NIH funding. Major research initiatives include: Alzheimer’s disease, HIV/AIDS, and All of Us precision medicine, among others. A first in over 20 years, the bill earmarks money for firearm injury and mortality prevention research.



This week’s Under the Dome podcast is “The HomeStretch: Will the Illinois Legislature Get it All Done?”  You can listen at https://omny.fm/shows/under-the-dome/the-home-stretch-will-the-illinois-legislature-get

Interested in having permanent daylight savings time?  It could happen.  Follow bills HB3821 at https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB3821/2019 and HB3837 at https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB3837/2019


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