Health care is a human right, and our health system is stronger when everyone is included—especially seniors.
May 19, 2020
Everyone deserves access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage.
COVID-19 shines a spotlight on what
The COVID-19 public health crisis is devastating our senior population—and undocumented seniors are made especially vulnerable because they are currently ineligible for Medicaid, Medicare, or ACA coverage—despite paying state and local taxes. Seniors with COVID-19 experience more serious courses of the disease and higher mortality rates.
Healthy Illinois for All (HB 4891 / SB 3703), if implemented fully, would reduce inequities and create healthier and more equitable communities in the aftermath of COVID-19 by:
Our seniors need meaningful access to healthcare to help ensure the health of all Illinoisans, both during this pandemic and future expected outbreaks. Health care is a human right, and our health system is stronger when everyone is included.
For more information on Healthy Illinois for All (HB 4891 / SB 3703), please view our fact sheet. [En español]
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