With little fanfare, the Health Care Justice Act was filed with the Illinois House calendar February 19 and placed on the Senate calendar April 29. It was last heard in the Senate May 16, and the third reading was extended to December 31. Fortunately, these extensions give us time to talk to our legislators and keep Illinois from becoming the first state in the union to give the state complete control of our health care system—socialized medicine.

Here are the important facts about the proposed law:

For a complete copy of the proposed act, call the Employers’ Association at 637-3333. In the meantime, contact Senators George Shadid and Dale Risinger and Representatives Dave Leitch and Ricca Sloan to voice your opposition. IBI