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Topic: Medicaid Eligibility



In general, Medicaid eligibility is based on income and family size, but there are different categories of eligibility, and it can be complicated. Some Medicaid programs are designed for people in specific age groups or with specific medical needs.


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Progress Made with Illinois Medicaid Reforms, But Policy Concerns Remain

This brief from the Shriver Center on Illinois’ Medicaid reform law, signed January 25, 2011, describes how the new law makes progress in necessary areas, especially in implementing national health reform, but may not be best policy in others, especially the changes to All Kids, which narrow eligibility and increase red tape.

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