Cross: Medicaid not getting
the scrutiny it needs

by House Republican Leader Tom Cross in May 24th Daily Herald.
As a result of legislation passed last year by the Illinois General Assembly, a private company is analyzing Illinois' Medicaid program to make sure it is running efficiently and that those who are receiving benefits are legally eligible to receive these services.
Maximus, the company hired to review the program, has reviewed 65,995 cases this year and made recommendations. Of those, the state made final determination on 51,587 cases, which has resulted in a conclusion that 26,871 do not qualify under current state law. The reasons are primarily because these individuals either don't live in Illinois or they don't meet the income guidelines. Read more at the Daily Herald...