Medicaid, together with CHIP and AllKids, provides services to some 3.2 million people.
Nearly a million Illinois residents have gained health insurance since the ACA opened for business in October 2013 – the vast majority of them through the expanded Medicaid program.
Illinois' AllKids program provides healthcare coverage to about 71% of Illinois children in families with low to modest income – and over 40% of all the state's children.
Medicaid beneficiaries represent about a quarter of Illinois' residents, with children accounting for nearly half of the total. Enrollment rates vary considerably across the state's 102 counties.
Illinois' Medicaid expansion has been responsible for the largest share of the decline in uninsurance since ACA enactment. Medicaid covered 1.3 million working-age residents (17.5%) in 2016, up from 864,000 in 2012 (13.2%), a 49% increase.
Managed care has been serving some Medicaid recipients since 2011. A phased rollout unified statewide manged care started on January 1, 2018, with the 30 counties where managed care had already been available; the remaining counties are to be phased in later in the year.
- Managed Care Phase-in • Map
- Medicaid waivers expiring - SPW issue briefs
- Medicaid state flexibility - SPW issue briefs
- Medicaid work Requirements by state - SPW issue brief
- HFS facts & figures - data main page at HFS
- Medicaid enrollment data - by county and legislative districts from HFS
- MCO enrollment data - 14 counties, current year, from HFS
- State health facts at a glance: Illinois Medicaid & CHIP - from KFF.org