Illinois General Assembly FY 2021 budget includes funding for comprehensive health coverage for immigrant seniors made especially vulnerable by the COVID-19 crisis. The allocation
creates a pathway to health coverage for all low-income Illinois residents aged 65 and older, with household incomes of up to 100% FPL ($
for an individual) regardless of their immigration status.
“This unprecedented crisis necessitates unity and empathy, and a recognition that everyone deserves meaningful access to health care.”
Rep Lisa Hernandez (D-24), Assistant Majority Leader, Co-Chair of the Illinois Latino Legislative Caucus