At the direction of Governor JB Pritzker, three State departments - the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services, and the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology - are leading the most aggressive cross-agency effort in Illinois history to expand healthcare access by eliminating the Medicaid application backlog.
The current initial application backlog is above 100,000, down from over 141,000 at its high point.
The re-determination backlog is over 150,000. Here's the timeline to eliminate both in 2020:
A seven-part strategy to address the backlog is underway:
A related, bipartisan bill to improve the eligibility system is being negotiated. Key features include:
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