Illinois announces changes to health program for immigrants in the face of massive influx of undocumented immigrants

The government of Illinois announced changes to the Medicaid health program in order to address the health emergency in the face of the massive arrival of immigrants that has been registered in recent weeks, which will directly affect people between the ages of 42 and 64.

And it is that the massive arrival of undocumented immigrants to the state has caused the state authorities to have to adjust health programs in order to adequately care for people, so the changes will affect certain people.

These adjustments have to do directly with a temporary suspension for new enrollments in health programs, which establishes that this pause it will be for people from 42 to 64 years old.

When do the changes take effect?

The announced modifications They will enter into force on July 1. but the Department of Health clarifies that people who are already enrolled in the program will not be affected by the temporary pause. So you don't have to worry about your medical coverage.

These modifications do not affect people who are 65 years of age or older, since the registrations remain valid until fiscal year 2024, in the event that the number of beneficiaries reaches 16,500, indicated the state Department of Health.

Changes in the health program

Among the changes to the health program are new copayments, for example in the case of hospitalizations will be $250 dollars; while visits to emergency room its cost will be $100 dollars.

That's not all, since outpatient services will register an increase of 10%, authorities from the Illinois Department of Health indicated.

The reason for the changes in Medicaid It is that there is more and more demand and enrollment in the health program, which means that the costs for each patient are also increasing, the state authorities highlighted.

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