This page is dedicated to the ongoing discussion of healthcare reform in Illinois and its impact on community-based human service providers.
Click Here for a diagram illustrating components of Coordinated Care.
Click Here for Care Coordination Roll-Out by Health Plans details.
On January 24, 2013, a Town Hall meeting was held on Medicaid Managed Care. The meeting discussed the changes in the Illinois Medicaid Program that will be taking effect on February 1, 2013, when the Integrated Care Program enters Phase II. During this phase, the two current managed care companies - Aetna and Centene - will assume responsibilities for long-term supports and services, including nursing facilities and home and community-based services under Medicaid waivers. The following are documents from this meeting:
- Click Here for a Meeting Flyer
- Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions on the Integrated Care Program
- Click Here for a Draft of Health and Quality of Life Performance Measures
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation: Expanding Coverage in Illinois
The Supreme Court, in its decision on the Affordable Care Act, asserted the full implementation of Medicaid provisions was an option, not a mandate, for states. Illinois must officially opt-in to full Affordable Care Act implementation to ensure Medicaid coverage for newly eligible legal residents and receive full funding from the federal government for the first three years.
If Illinois defers implementation or chooses to opt-out, many poor Illinoisans will go without health coverage; unable to enroll in Medicaid or access federal subsidies for those with higher incomes.
Other important Healthcare Reform links: