Illinois House of Representatives http://wkms.org en IL House Committees Pass Medicaid Expansion, Immigrant ID Measures http://wkms.org/post/il-house-committees-pass-medicaid-expansion-immigrant-id-measures <p></p><p>Two separate measures for expanding the state’s Medicaid program and allowing illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses are ready for an Illinois House vote. The Human Services Appropriations Committee voted 9 to 5 Monday to make up to 600,00 uninsured residents eligible for Medicaid. The measure is necessary to implement the national health care law next year. The federal government would pay all costs of the new Medicaid recipients for three years starting in 2014. The Medicaid expansion would also need Senate approval. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:34:39 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26511 at http://wkms.org IL House Committees Pass Medicaid Expansion, Immigrant ID Measures