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Medicaid expansion authorized by ACA

 Medicaid expansion authorized by ACA in 2014, Cook County is ALREADY expanding Medicaid to people who were previously ineligible, effective immediately. The program is called CountyCare. (See attached flyer.)

To qualify for CountyCare, potential members must:

  • ·         Live in Cook County
  • ·         Be 19-64 years old
  • ·         Have income at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level ($15,282 annually for an individual; $20,628 annually for a couple)
  • ·         Not be eligible for Medicaid, Medicare or CHIP
  • ·         Be a legal immigrant for five years or more or be a US citizen
  • ·         Have a social security number or have applied for one

To apply, potential members should:

Call (312) 864-8200 or (855) 444-1661 (toll free) to apply by phone or to find a CCHHS* facility or participating FQHC** location to apply in person.


Keywords: Cook County, Medicaid

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