Illinois will appeal a ruling that says state workers, rather than an outside firm, must scrub Medicaid rolls. A top state official made the announcement Tuesday at a hearing in Chicago. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.
Since the start of the year, Illinois has kicked about 125,000 people from Medicaid, the state's health insurance program for the poor. All of them were found ineligible: maybe they'd moved out of state, their income went up, or their kids had grown up; Medicaid only covers low-income children and their parents.