About 253,000 Illinois children have no insurance, according to estimates based on Census data, including about 56,500 in the Southland. State officials guess that half of those children qualify for the existing Medicaid-backed Kid Care program, which insures about 1.1 million children in low-income families.Are they writing 253k (or maybe 56k) of kids in Illinois already qualify but the State has failed in outreach to let them know what they qualify for in coverage?
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Tell me it ain't so
From yesterday's Daily Southtown via Illinois Policy Institute: