HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Legislative Update, 02/10/2020

Federal news

Having a hard time keeping up with presidential campaigning? Kaiser Health News gives us “A Guide To Following The Health Debate In The 2020 Elections.”

Supreme Court allows Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule to proceed: The 5-4 ruling would deny green cards to immigrants who use federal aid programs [Roll Call, 1/27/20]

“The [tech industry] companies argued the rule would negatively impact the U.S. economy and cause drops in the enrollment of health services including the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”

State news

State to release $50M in grants to expand broadband (State Journal-Register) – much of this money is intended to improve telehealth capabilities in rural communities.

The Safe Patient Limits (HB2604) bill is still moving through the House.

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