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Medicaid Coverage, FY2017

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Medicaid provides coverage for 30% or more of residents in 13 counties; and for more than 40% in two of them, Saline and Alexander. In only one county – Monroe – does it cover less than 20% of residents. Children represent the largest single category of beneficiaries, accounting for about half of the population covered.

Proportion of county residents covered by Medicaid
  • below 10%
  • 10% to 19.9%
  • 20% to 29.9%
  • 30% and over
Source: Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services FY2017 enrollment data and 2016 county population estimates from the American Community Survey.