The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly to pass a major Medicaid reform bill this afternoon, moving the bill to the governor's desk for final approval. One day after the Senate voted unanimously to approve the measure, the House vote 111-4 to send the bill to Gov. Pat Quinn. The bill (HB 5420) would require that 50 percent of Medicaid
recipients be enrolled in a private
managed (or "coordinated") care program by 2015. It would also cut kids out of the state's All Kids program if their
families earn more than 300 percent of the federal poverty level, or
roughly $66,000 per year for a family of four.