Cook County Granted Early Medicaid Expansion

Posted on November 7

On October 26th, Cook County was granted a federal waiver to provide early-Medicaid coverage for low-income adults who would otherwise not be eligible for Medicaid until January 1, 2014. Early implementation of Medicaid coverage will allow for approximately 100,000 adults with income less than 133% of the federal poverty line to be eligible for coverage that includes primary care, prescription drugs, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, and mental health services. For more information, click here.