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Illinois House approves health care expansion, faces tight deadline on other measures

The Illinois House passed a key health measure during a special Memorial Day meeting, but with only three-and-a-half days left in the regular legislative session, state lawmakers are facing pressure to act on other important proposals concerning concealed carry and pension reform. 

During Monday’s session, Illinois representatives voted 63-55 to approve a bill sponsored by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) that would expand Medicaid coverage in Illinois under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act to as many as 342,000 additional low-income state residents.

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