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House panel advances bill to expand Medicaid coverage for early autism diagnosis, treatment House panel advances bill to expand Medicaid coverage for early autism diagnosis, treatment

House panel advances bill to expand Medicaid coverage for early autism diagnosis, treatment

It’s been a decade since Illinois became one of the first states to pass legislation mandating private insurers cover the cost of autism diagnosis and treatment in children, and legislators are looking to expand that coverage. House Bill 2845, which requires state Medicaid managed care plans to cover autism diagnosis and treatment for those under 21, passed unanimously out of the House Mental Health Committee Thursday morning.

Bill encouraging organ donation advances in state Senate Bill encouraging organ donation advances in state Senate

Bill encouraging organ donation advances in state Senate

A bill aimed at promoting voluntary donation of organs such as kidneys or bone marrow from living donors is advancing in the Illinois Senate. The Senate Revenue Committee voted Wednesday to advance Senate Bill 68, which would give private-sector employers a tax credit if they provide 30 days of paid “organ donation” leave for their employees.

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