Medicaid Access Issues in Illinois

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Medicaid is the government program that ensures health care for America’s poor, elderly and disabled. But the program requires a lot of paperwork for doctors, and a new study suggests that administrative burden can ultimately hurt patients. The 21st was joined by one of the co-author of the study, a professor of medicine and public health science, and a Central Illinois mother whose children use Medicaid as their insurance. 

GUESTS:

Joshua Gottleib

Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, and co- author on the study

Dr. Elbert Huang

Internal medicine specialist and Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago

Rebecca Austin

Central Illinois mom whose children use Medicaid as their form of health insurance

Prepared for web by Owen Henderson

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August 18, 2021 at 03:12PM

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