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A definition of Medicaid in Illinois
" Medicaid in Illinois refers to the state's medical assistance programs that provide help to people and families who cannot afford private medical care on their own. It is usually not called "Medicaid" by Illinois state agencies, but instead the general term "Medical Assistance Programs", or by one of the specific programs, such as FamilyCare or All Kids.

Almost all the programs are managed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Be careful not to confuse Medicaid with Medicare. Medicaid, as we have said here, is a state program that provides assistance to a wide range of people. Medicare is a federal program, with little difference from state to state. It is limited generally to seniors over age 65.

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Medicaid in Illinois: How It Works; Basic Information about Illinois Medicaid


Illinois Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in Illinois


Applying for Illinois Medicaid


Medicaid Legal Statutes


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