Illinois hospitals will be required to provide paying-patient-funded "free" care to "poor" people under a bill passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature and headed to Democrat Governor Pat Quinn's desk for signature.
Urban hospitals will have to provide "free" treatment to patients with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. That's about $46,000 for a family of four.
Rural hospitals will have to give "free" care to patients with incomes below 125 percent of the poverty guidelines. That's about $29,000 for a family of four.
The measure also authorizes Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan to adopt standards for the applications hospitals use. ...More HERE