Medicaid's Financing Structure Benefits Illinois by Pulling Federal Funds into the State's Economy
Release: March 31, 2010
A Fact Sheet on the impact Medicaid has on Illinois' economy.
Medicaid Plays a Critical Role in Illinois’ Economy
Release: December 8, 2009
Medicaid spending is often misunderstood and misrepresented because of the complexities of its financing structure.This Report is intended to: (1) clarify how Illinois’ Medicaid program is funded, (2) highlight the benefits to the state of Medicaid’s financing structure, (3) identify the percentage of state, own-source general fund spending dedicated to the program and (4) demonstrate the economic impact Medicaid spending (or cuts) has on the state and local economy.
The State of Illinois Shortchanges Cook County on Federal Medicaid Funds
Release: February 2, 2007
An explanation of how the state shortchanges Cook County of federal Medicaid payments.
Illinois’ Medicaid Program
Release: September 5, 2006
An analysis of the role “intergovernmental transfers” and the “upper payment limit” play in financing Illinois’ Medicaid program. These financing mechanisms are critical to funding healthcare for poor and low-income individuals throughout the state.
Proposed Federal Cuts Threaten Illinois' Medicaid Program
Release: January 12, 2006
This Report provides information on how proposed federal cuts to Medicaid in 2006 would have affected Illinois' program.