Kaider v. Hamos

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 111109
Decision Date: 
July 20, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
EPSTEIN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court properly denied petition for leave to file taxpayer's suit to enjoin disbursement of state funds under Section 11-303 of Code of Civil Procedure, to prevent State from providing health benefits to pregnant women and children not lawfully in the United States. Illinois General Assembly opted out of the benefits bar via federal statute giving states authority to provide benefits to unlawful aliens through enactment of State law after August 1996. All Kids Act raised income threshold for eligibility, and imposed no immigration or citizen requirements, and stated intent was to allow "all children" of Illinois to access affordable health insurance. (McBRIDE and HOWSE, concurring.)