This summary is intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the juvenile justice system, see A Medicaid Primer for Juvenile Justice Officials.
Illinois integrates operation of its State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with Medicaid funded and state-only programs. As of December 2006, there were 1,873,000 adults and children enrolled in the Medicaid program, and as of June 2007 there were 175,145 children enrolled in SCHIP. In federal fiscal year 2005, Illinois made approximately $10.8 billion in Medicaid expenditures and $494 million in SCHIP expenditures. (These figures include spending for both adults and children.) The federal government supplied 50 percent of the funding for Medicaid expenditures and 65 percent for SCHIP expenditures.
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