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Cook County’s early Medicaid expansion under way

Originally posted on the Cook County Health and Hospital System Blog April 15th, 2013

Cook County officials say 37,000 applications have been initiated in a new program that will provide insurance coverage without cost to patients.

The CountyCare program expands Medicaid coverage a year ahead of what’s coming in many states under the Affordable Care Act.

Cook County Health and Hospitals System spokeswoman Marisa Kollias says the goal is to enroll 115,000 people by January.

The program covers doctors’ visits, emergency care, prescriptions, hospital stays, mammograms, family planning and other services.

Click here for more on CountyCare, and to enroll.


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