Department of Healthcare and Family Services Democratic State Lawmakers Seek Answers on Medicaid Contracts By Brian Mackey • Dec 19, 2017 Seth Perlman / AP Photo Listen Listening... / 0:40 State legislators are raising questions about changes to healthcare for some of Illinois’ neediest people. But at a hearing Mon., state officials had no answers. Lawmakers Fear Low Medicaid-Provider Rates Could Doom Plan By Associated Press • Dec 18, 2017 Lawmakers question whether reimbursement rates in an expanded managed care health plan will be sufficient to keep insurers providing service. Rauner Health Chief Defends $63B Medicaid Contract By Associated Press • Dec 7, 2017 Gov. Bruce Rauner's health care chief says a $63 billion Medicaid managed care program will save up to $300 million a year because of the competitive process providers had to undergo. Medicaid overhaul to cost more, but save more By Associated Press • Nov 29, 2017 Rogelio V. Solis / AP Photo SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' Medicaid patients will see a change in health care coverage Jan. 1. Gov. Rauner Wants More Medicaid Clients on Managed Care By Associated Press • Feb 27, 2017 Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is seeking to offer more Medicaid services through managed-care programs. The plan involves choosing a vendor that'll provide managed-care services to 80% of Medicaid clients. That's up from 65% now.