Illinoisans already pay enough for comprehensive universal health insurance - we just don't get it. This is becasue private insurers and the administrative waste they generate consumes nearly a third of our health spending. Replacing insurance companies with a single public payer would save Illinois more than $13 billion per year, enough to cover everyone.
Governor Rod Blagojevich has introduced an ambitious health plan to raise $2 billion in taxes to help Illinoisans pay insurance premiums.
Unfortunately, while it will provide some temporary fixes, the Governor's plan does not go far enough to solve our health crisis.
Rep. Mary Flowers
HB 311 Sponsor
Introduced by State Reps. Mary Flowers and Mike Boland, the Health Care for All Illinois Act would establish a statewide single-payer health system to provide comprehensive health coverage to all Illinoisans without spending any more than we are now.