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Who MUST join Illinois Health Connect?

Most people with an HFS or All Kids Medical Card MUST join Illinois Health Connect.

Who CANNOT Join Illinois Health Connect?

  • People who receive Medicare
  • Kids under age 21 who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Children in foster care and children who get Subsidized Guardianship or Adoption Assistance from DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services)
  • Kids under age 21 who are blind or who have a disability
  • People who live in nursing facilities
  • People with spenddown
  • People in Presumptive Eligibility programs
  • Refugees and Iraqi and Afghan immigrants
  • Some people in Home and Community-Based Waiver programs, like persons with developmental disabilities or children who are medically fragile, technology dependent.
  • People enrolled for treatment in the Health Benefits for Persons with Breast or Cervical Cancer Program
  • People living in Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs)
  • Children under age 21 whose care is managed by the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) of the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • People in the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • People with private health insurance (also called Third Party Liability or TPL)
  • People enrolled in the following programs with no other medical coverage:
    • Illinois Healthy Women
    • All Kids Rebate and FamilyCare Rebate
    • Illinois Cares Rx (SeniorCare/Circuit Breaker)
    • Transitional Assistance, age 19 or older
    • Emergency Medical Only
    • Hospice
    • Sexual Assault, Renal and Hemophilia programs
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