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Feds Say Illinois Cannot Ask Medicaid Recipients Income, Residency Information

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Benjamin Yount writing for the Illinois Statehouse News reports that, “The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMMS, which manage these programs, told Illinois’ Medicaid managers in June that two of 15 reforms violate federal rules that prohibit states from changing criteria for those seeking Medicaid.

The reforms, passed earlier this year and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, require Medicaid recipients to prove that they are earning within 300 percent of the federal poverty level — $67,050 for a family of four — and live in Illinois.”

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