Many low-income Illinoisans receive health insurance through two state and federal matching programs, known nationally as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In Illinois, the programs for children are called All Kids and All Kids Assist. These programs provide free or low-cost comprehensive oral health services to all children (1.6 million in total), regardless of immigration status or health condition. Low-income adults may enroll in the Medical Assistance Program, which is more restrictive than the children’s programs. Adults do not automatically receive coverage for preventive, periodontal or orthodontic services. Pregnant women enrolled in the Medical Assistance Program are eligible for a slightly expanded set of services.
A minority of children and adults on a publicly funded program are enrolled in the “fee-for-service” model. Under this model, the state pays for each individual service performed on a patient. Since the passage of state law in 2011, Medicaid-enrolled children and adults are increasingly being transitioned into “managed-care” plans, in which medical and dental insurance companies are responsible for coordinating and maintaining quality care on behalf of the state.
Because All Kids and the Medical Assistant Program are funded by taxpayers, a rich suite of HIPAA-compliant data is often publicly available. The state cooperates in sharing county-specific data on patient eligibility, services received and participating providers. The transition to the managed-care model has made obtaining some data more challenging, but this page will update with information as it becomes available.
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