Sen. Mulroe in Committee HearingToday Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) was appointed chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee. Mulroe has served on the committee for four years.

“I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to handle the numerous issues that come before the insurance committee that affect my district, our state and country,” Mulroe said. “If the Affordable Care Act is repealed at the federal level, I will work with stakeholders to ensure that whatever replaces it is truly affordable, does not overly burden the middle class and provides participants with access to use the doctors and hospitals they choose.”

In Illinois, more than 350,000 individuals have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act through the insurance marketplace since it was established and even more have been covered through the Medicaid expansion. Federal attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement could leave 18 million individuals who are currently insured without coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has allowed children to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26, protected individuals from being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, and lowered the cost of preventative treatment.

Taking on this new role will require Mulroe to step down as chairman of the Senate Public Health Committee, but he will continue to serve as an active member of the panel.

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051916CM0508crSPRINGFIELD –A proposal to streamline veterans identification that passed the Senate in April was signed into law by the governor today. Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) co-sponsored the measure.

"With all of the services available to veterans, it only makes sense that Illinois streamline how these men and women carry identification," Mulroe said. "These men and women have served our country, so I think this is the least we can do."

The measure allows the Secretary of State's office to receive advice on how to best proceed with veterans IDs. The new veteran-specific IDs and drivers licenses would be available to all members of the armed forces.

Following the signing today, the bill becomes effective immediately.

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New laws took effect at the beginning of the 2016, including SB 764 which puts AEDs in police stations. Want to learn about some of the others? Click this link to learn more.


For the complete list of 236 new laws, click here.

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