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Equity driven healthcare Reform legislation goes into effect immediately (free content)

On Tuesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Health Care and Human Services Reform Act into law. The Illinois Health Care and Human Services Reform Act, HB 158, takes effect immediately.
The legislation, which represents the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ healthcare pillar, addresses health inequities and obstacles, establishes new programs, increases oversight and training, builds out a Community Health Worker certification and training program and improves transparency.
“Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Thanks to the Black Caucus’ four pillars, now law, Illinois is a few steps closer to the justice our residents deserve,” Pritzker said . . .

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