A new program could ensure that whenever a child gets sick in Illinois, they will be able to the medical attention they need.
Former Rockford mayor and current Illinois EPA Director Doug Scott is promoting the program, called All Kids. It's a state run health insurance program that would be available to everyone.
Whether it's a middle income family that can't afford health insurance, or a child who is denied coverage because of a medical condition, anyone can sign up. But it's not free. Families will have to pay a premium and co-pay for services.
The hope is that these fees will raise enough money to fund the program, so there won't be a need for more taxes. Scott says the benefits would reach far beyond the children themselves.
The proposal still needs to be adopted by the state.