Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 1:00 PM
The state has run out of money to pay for the Medicaid program in its current form.
Most people who are eligible now will still be covered. Some adults will lose benefits. Anyone in a program that is ending will get a notice addressed to them individually. These include:
· Adults enrolled in Illinois Cares Rx
· Adults enrolled in FamilyCare Share, one of the FamilyCare Premium levels or
· FamilyCare Rebate – for income levels visit http://www.familycareillinois.com/income.html
· Adults living in Chicago enrolled in General Assistance Medical
No children will lose eligibility.
Dental care for adults will be limited to only care needed to treat an emergency condition.
Adults will have slightly higher co-payments for prescription drugs, office visits, using a hospital emergency room when they don’t have an emergency and some other services.
Some services will require prior approval. For example, prior approval will be required for a person to get more than four prescriptions in a month.
Some information about the cuts is available now on the Department’s website at:
http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/agency/Pages/Budget.aspx. More details are expected to be added soon.
At Aunt Martha’s, we will do our best to communicate new information to our patients as quickly as it becomes available.