Julie Hamos http://wuis.org en Ill. Medicaid Recipients Surge As Adults Find They're Eligible http://wuis.org/post/ill-medicaid-recipients-surge-adults-find-theyre-eligible <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois officials are dealing with a surge of new patients in the Medicaid program. It's part of last month's rush of people seeking coverage under the Affordable Care Act.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time, low-income adults without children are eligible for government health coverage.</span></p><p>In Illinois, officials expect that'll mean 350,000 new people in Medicaid. And that's not all.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:36:41 +0000 Brian Mackey 24073 at http://wuis.org Ill. Medicaid Recipients Surge As Adults Find They're Eligible Public vs. Private Job To Scrub State Medicaid Rolls http://wuis.org/post/public-vs-private-job-scrub-state-medicaid-rolls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois' attempts to remove ineligible people from the state's Medicaid rolls are on hold, as Illinois and its largest public employees' union fight over who should actually do the scrubbing. The state says it will appeal a ruling that says it has to cancel its $77 million dollar contract with an outside firm.</p><p>Big changes are ahead for Medicaid, the state's health insurance program for the poor. Hundreds of thousands of residents are expected to be added to the rolls under the federal health care law.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:49:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9072 at http://wuis.org Public vs. Private Job To Scrub State Medicaid Rolls Ill. Medicaid Upgrade To Use Michigan System http://wuis.org/post/ill-medicaid-upgrade-use-michigan-system <p></p><p>State officials have announced an interstate partnership with Michigan to update Illinois' outdated Medicaid information management system.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:57:04 +0000 Associated Press 6755 at http://wuis.org Ill. Medicaid Upgrade To Use Michigan System