Description: A new study says the vast majority of uninsured East Central Illinois residents between the ages of 19 and 64 are living at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty level ($80,000 for a family og 4). Governor Rod Blagojevich wants to boost the income eligibility limit for the state‘s FamilyCare insurance program program from 185 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and offer rebates to help reduce premiums for familes below that threshiold who already have coverage through their employer.
The governor‘s Illinois Covered proposal would also provide free coverage to uninsured people living below 100 percent of poverty level ($10,210 for an individual or $20,000 for a family of four). And small businesses and individuals earning more than 400 percent of poverty level could join in a state pool to purchase affordable plans from private insurers. Illinoisans would not be required to have insurance, but insurers would have to offer it to everyone, regardless of health status.
District 103: includes Champaign, most of Urbana, and part of Savoy.
- Representative: Jakobsson
- 23.8% of district uninsured
- 15,412 uninsured people between 19–64
- 89% uninsured under 400% FPL
District 110: includes southwest Champaign County, all of Piatt, Douglas, and Coles Counties and northwest Edgar County.
- Representative: Rose
- 18.5% of district uninsured
- 11,513 uninsured people between 19–64
- 87% uninsured under 400% FPL
District 104: includes eastern half of Champaign County and all but the very top of Vermilion County
- Representative: Black
- 19.1% of district uninsured
- 11,562 uninsured people between 19–64
- 85% uninsured under 400% FPL
District 105: includes northwest Champaign County, all of Ford County and parts of Vermilion, Iroquois, Livingston, and McLean Counties
- Reperesentative: Cultra
- 18.2% of district uninsured
- 10,722 uninsured people between 19–64
- 84% uninsured under 400% FPL
Source Health and Disabilities Advocates
Date Last Revisited: 1/11/2010