The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changed the way insurance is accessed in all states, putting in place rules and limitations for both health insurance providers and their customers. Health insurance was more of a state concern prior to the ACA, but states, including Illinois, still have the authority to pass laws and regulations affecting health care. For instance, Illinois law permits euthanasia under certain circumstances for terminal patients who wish to end their lives. Other state health care laws address matters such as access to reproductive health services and power of attorney. Click on a link below to learn more.