Private Insurance Coverage
Health Care Surrogacy
Health Care Surrogates are legally designated to step in and make health care decisions on behalf of another person without decision making capacity. The Health Care Surrogate Act determines who can serve as a surrogate decision maker and spells out the limits of their decision making abilities. While the Health Care Surrogate Act acts as a baseline for who may make health care decisions on behalf of another person, patients are free to plan and make their own decisions.
Topics: Private Insurance Coverage, Public Insurance Coverage, Guardianships and Estates
Tags: Health Care Surrogacy|Medical Decision Making
Last updated September 28, 2015
The Medicaid Spenddown program helps Illinois residents qualify for Medicaid, even if they have too much income or too many assets. This program allows such residents to pay a certain amount (called a spenddown) of their medical expenses each month before Medicaid benefits kick in. The amount of the spenddown depends on the individual’s income and assets.
Topics: Medicaid, Private Insurance Coverage
Tags: Medicaid Spenddown
Last updated August 15, 2017
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid Expansion
Under the Affordable Care Act, on January 1, 2014, Illinois expanded its Medicaid program to include all adults whose monthly income falls below 138% of the federal poverty line.
Topics: Medicaid, Private Insurance Coverage, Public Insurance Coverage
Last updated August 9, 2017