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Laws and Information: Health Insurance

How to Apply for Medicaid – Information from Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


GetCoveredIllinois.gov – The official Health Marketplace for Illinois. Explore your health coverage options here!


HealthCare.Gov – Find insurance options based on your individual situation and learn about the new law! From the US Department of Health & Human Services.


Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services – Health Choice Illinois – Medicaid Managed Care – Beginning January 1, 2018, Illinois transitioned their Managed Care program into a more streamlined, accountable, and integrated program. 

Illinois Department of Human Services Q & A Document on Medical Assistance, Medicaid, Medical Card & Health Insurance – Answers to frequently asked questions including resources for “which doctors/dentists accept the medicaid card?”


Illinois Department of Insurance – Fact Sheet on Autism (March 2020 Update) – This information was developed to provide consumers with general information and guidance about insurance coverages and laws. It is not intended to provide a formal, definitive description or interpretation of Department policy. For specific Department policy on any issue, regulated entities (insurance industry) and interested parties should contact the Department. For children diagnosed with autism, early intervention and continued treatment are critical. BothFederal and State law impact insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. This includes the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Illinois Insurance Code.


Insurance Resources for Military and Veteran Families – This link is to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, Health Administration Center, CHAMPVA. Information on How to Apply, File a Claim, and more.


Medicaid and the Uninsured – Kaiser Commission on Medicaid Facts – Medicaid is the nation’s principal safety‐net health insurance program, covering health and long‐term care services for nearly 60 million low income Americans, most of whom would otherwise be uninsured. Medicaid’s enrollees include children and parents in working families, people with disabilities, and seniors; many of the nation’s sickest and frailest people depend on Medicaid for their coverage and care.


Medicaid Quiz – Kaiser Family Foundation – Medicaid, the nation’s publicly funded health coverage program for low-income Americans, is a primary source of coverage, access, and health care financing, as well as a key component of the expansion of coverage in the Affordable Care Act. How much do you know about Medicaid, the role it plays in the lives of many Americans, how program dollars are spent and how Medicaid eligibility will change under health reform?