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Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:19:03 -0700
Title: Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend Category: Health News Created: 6/4/2014 9:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM......
Medicaid Enrollment Up 15 Percent In St...
Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:51:55 -0700
An additional 6 million Americans enrolled in Medicaid and related health programs for the poor compared to before the six-month signup period began last October for the Affordabl......
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Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:57:21 -0700
An additional 6 million Americans enrolled in Medicaid and related health programs for the poor compared to before the six-month signup period began last October for the Affordabl......
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Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:26:23 -0700
Six million people have enrolled in government healthcare programs for the poor, including Medicaid, since the launch of Obamacare health insurance enrollment on Oct. 1, the Obama......
Medicaid patients get worse cancer care...
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Medicaid patients appear to receive worse cancer care than people who can afford private insurance, a trio of new studies says. ......
Illinois Medicaid Program

Illinois Medicaid Program In Illinois, there are two State departments that work together to provide Illinois residents with medical benefits. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) administers the Medicaid program and Department of Human Services (DHS) assists by taking applications for medical benefits. Illinois HFS provides several different healthcare programs for residents. These medical assistance programs are known as Medicaid, HFS Medical Benefits, FamilyCare, All Kids, and Moms & Babies. Medicaid is a federal and state health insurance program that benefits low-income individuals and families that can't afford the cost of health care. Medicaid provides coverage for low-income seniors, parents, children, and people with disabilities. Illinois Medicaid Eligibility You may qualify for Illinois Medicaid benefits if you meet certain eligibility requirements. These Medicaid elibility requirements include: 1. You must be a United States citizen or meet certain non-citizen requirements. 2. You must be a resident of Illinois 3. You must meet certain low-income requirements. All of your income and assets are reviewed when you apply for medical benefits. 4. Medicaid can cover emergency care for non-citizens under certain circumstances. Applying for Illiniois Medicaid You can apply for Medicaid coverage you can apply in person, by mail, fax, or even online for some of the programs. To apply in person, you need to go to your local DHS Family Community Resource Center (FCRC). A caseworker will ask you questions and enter your answers into a computer. When you are finished, your caseworker will print out a form that you sign. That is your Medicaid application. You can also pick up a form at the FCRC, fill it out at home and mail or fax it back to the office. You can also download a copy from the computer at www.health.illinois.gov and return it to your local DHS Family Community Resource Center by using this link http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Forms/IL444-2378B.pdf After you apply, DHS or HFS will contact you within 45 days to let you know if you are eligible. If you applied because you have a disability, you will be notified within 60 days. Children under the age of 19 may be able to get Medicaid benefits while the application is being processed. If you are an adult, and HFS does not notify you of your eligibility within the time limit, you might qualify for temporary medical benefits. Make sure that you save copies of any medical bills you paid after your time limit. HFS or DHS will send you a letter to let you know if you can be repaid. If your Medicaid application is denied, you can appeal the decision and request a fair hearing meeting. You can get the appeal form and information from your local Family Community Resource Center. If your Medicaid application is approved, your Medicaid benefits usually start during the month you applied. In some cases, you may qualify for Medicaid benefits up to three months before them month you applied. If you incurred any medcial expenses during those three months, notify your caseworker. What does Illinois Medicaid help pay for? Hospital Care Physician Services Clinic Care Psychiatric Care Prescription Drugs Hospice Care Vision Care Chiropractic Care Dental Care (limited for adults) Foot Care Intermediate and Skilled Nursing Care Home and Special Nursing Care for children under 21 Family Planning (birth control) Laboratory Tests and X-rays Medical Equipment and Supplies Medical Transportation Second Opinions for Surgery Physical Therapy Renal Dialysis Help for Alcohol and Substance Abuse DHS may also be able to help your family cover funeral and burial expenses if you die. You can get Medicaid coverage and medical help with your local doctor and hospital if they are a Medicaid provider enrolled with HFS. If they are not, and you need to find a health care provider, you can contact Illinois Health Connect. Your Illinois Medicaid eligibility will be reviewed at least once a year by DHS or HFS. If your financial or medical situation changes you should contact your Medicaid caseworker to discuss the situation. The Illinois Medicaid program wants to provide Medicaid and quality medical care to those residents of Illinois that truly need the medical assistance. MedicaidProgram.net is an information website owned by What Is It LLC. Learn more about What Is It at MyWhatIsIt.com... "We Simplify The Complex". The official U.S. Government Medicare Web site is cms.gov.

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