State  health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in Illinois

Illinois has expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in Illinois.[ii]

Insurance Exchange Information: Illinois has adopted a State-Federal Partnership model for their health insurance exchange. Visit Get Covered Illinois to compare health plans that can be purchased on the exchange and to take advantage of federal tax subsidies that may apply.

Eligibility and Enrollment: People in Illinois can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are three ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can access Illinois’ online application for free or low cost health benefits.[iii]

2) They can access free, in-person help.[iv]

3) They can call toll-free and speak with a navigator, 8 am-8 pm (1-866-311-1119).[v]

 

Illinois Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

Link to the state Medicaid agency website for more information on Medicaid and to get paper application forms [vi]

Link to a list of toll-free numbers, including the health benefits hotline  (1-800-226-0768)[vii]

Link to contact information for local Illinois Department of Human Services Offices [viii]

Link to a summary of Illinois’ basic eligibility guidelines[ix]

Link to information about the Illinois’ Medicaid State Plan[x]

Link to information on what is covered for Illinois Medicaid expansion population[xi]

Link to an organizational chart of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services[xii]

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[xiii]

For a link to manuals and information for Medicaid providers [xiv]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Illinois’ health insurance exchange? Visit Get Covered Illinois to apply for coverage. [xv]

Where can you find help to enroll in health coverage and answers to questions? Link to enrollment help[xvi]

 

State Health Information

How many people in Illinois are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 11% (1,424,100) of Illinois’ population was uninsured in 2013.[xvii] The total number of potential marketplace participants is 954,000.[xviii]

How many are enrolled so far? 286,888 have selected a marketplace plan, as of January 2015.[xix]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 568,000 of Illinois’ uninsured are eligible for Medicaid; 490,000 of them are adults.[xx]

Is Illinois a Medicaid health home state? Yes, link to information on  health homes in Illinois.[xxi]

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

House: Rep. Mary Flowers (D-District 31) chairs the House Committee on Health Care Availability and Access.[xxii]

Senate: Sen. William Delgado (D-2nd District) chairs the Senate Public Health Committee.[xxiii]

 

Other Related Information and Links for Illinois

For information on the Illinois Department of Corrections[xxiv]

Link to the Dept. of Health and Human Services website on Addiction and Alcoholism

Link to the Dept. of Health and Human Services website on Mental Health[xxv]

Link to the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois, Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association, or Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities to get information about Arizona’s mental health and substance use disorder service providers

 

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Illinois [xxvi]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxvii]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxviii]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxix]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxx]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxxi]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxxii]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxxiii]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxiv]

 

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[i] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by State, Illinois, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 9:04 am: http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/illinois.html.

[ii] See supra at 385.

[iii] See Get Covered Illinois, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:05 a.m., https://getcoveredillinois.gov/.

[iv] See Get Covered Illinois, Get Help, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:07 a.m., https://getcoveredillinois.gov/get-help/.

[v] See supra at 324.

[vi] See Illinois.gov, Healthcare and Family Services, Medical Programs Division, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:13 a.m., https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalPrograms/Pages/default.aspx.

[vii] See Illinois.gov, Healthcare and Family Services, Agency Information, Phone Directory, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:19 a.m., http://www2.illinois.gov/HFS/AGENCY/PHONE/Pages/PhoneTollFree.aspx.

[viii] See Illinois.gov, Agency Information, HFS Office listing, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:22 a.m., http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/agency/Pages/HFSOffice.aspx.

[ix] See CMS, State Medicaid and CHIP Income Eligibility Standards, (For MAGI Groups, based on state decisions as of July 1, 2014), last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 9:23 a.m. (Provides data for all 50 states.)

[x] See Medicaid.gov, State Resources, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 9:23 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments.html?filterBy=Illinois (Provides State Plan Amendments and Summaries).

[xi] See Get Covered Illinois, Fact Sheets, What Does Medicaid Mean For Me, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:26 a.m., https://getcoveredillinois.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/4_Medicaid_English_FactSheets_10.02_R.pdf.

[xii] See Illinois.gov, Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Agency Information, Organizational Chart, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/agency/Pages/HFSOrgchart.aspx.

[xiii] See National Association of Medicaid Directors, About Us, State Directors, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., http://medicaiddirectors.org/about/state-directors. (Includes contact information for the State Medicaid Director of all 50 states.)

[xiv] See Illinois.gov, Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Medical Providers, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 9:33 a.m., http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalProvider/Pages/default.aspx.

[xv] See Get Covered Illinois, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:10 a.m., https://getcoveredillinois.gov

[xvi]See supra at 405.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:01 a.m., http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-population/?state=IL.

[xviii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xix] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed at January 5, 2015, at 10:04 a.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xx] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:06 a.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-illinois/.

[xxi] See The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Home State Plan Option, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:14 a.m., http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/health-home-state-plan-option/.

[xxii] See ilga.gov, House, Committees, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:17 a.m., http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/default.asp.

[xxiii] See ilga.gov, Senate, Committees, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:17 a.m., http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp.

[xxiv] See Illinois Department of Corrections, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 10:19 a.m., http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Pages/default.aspx.

[xxv] See Illinois Department of Human Services, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 10:44 a.m., https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?.

[xxvi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=IL.

[xxvii]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxviii]   See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxix]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxx]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxxi] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxxii] See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxxiv  See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxxv See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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