In Illinois, the Medicaid income limits for 2024 are designed to provide access to healthcare for various groups, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expansion adults, families, pregnant women, children, and individuals with disabilities. For ACA adults between the ages of 19-64, the income cap is set at 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), translating to an annual income of $17,774 for a household of one. For families and children, the All Kids Assist program extends eligibility up to 318% of the FPL, allowing a monthly income of $3,500 for a two-person household. The FamilyCare Assist program offers coverage for parents and caregiver relatives with incomes up to 138% of the FPL, equivalent to a monthly income of $1,481 for individuals. These income thresholds are critical for qualifying for Medicaid in Illinois, with specific programs offering flexibility for those with unique needs or higher medical expenses.
Two Medicaid Eligibility Categories in Illinois
There are two primary categories to be aware of when determining Medicaid eligibility:
- ACA Adults: Individuals aged 19-64 who were not previously eligible for coverage and who have incomes up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) can now receive medical coverage. This is part of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and includes parents and other adults without dependent children.
- Family Health Plans: These include programs like All Kids, FamilyCare, and Moms & Babies, which cover families, children, and pregnant women at varying income levels.
Khang T. Vuong received his Master of Healthcare Administration from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. He was named Forbes Healthcare 2021 30 under 30. Vuong spoke at Stanford Medicine X, HIMSS conference, and served as a Fellow at the Bon Secours Health System.