Chicago-area seniors and people with disabilities will start to enroll
in state-contracted private health insurance plans today under the
Integrated Care Program (ICP). The Medicaid-managed care system will be
headed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
(HFS), but health care advocates were quick to caution that it might not
be a good deal for Illinois in the long run.
In fact, the Illinois
Campaign for Better Healthcare now questions how Illinois Health
Connect, another HFS program that they say is more cost-efficient with
higher quality care, will survive.
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