Illinois to Become First State to Provide Medicaid Regardless of Immigration Status

Illinois will become the first state to provide Medicaid for undocumented seniors not only because of what state Rep. Delia Ramirez has heard from her constituents, but because of her own family’s experience.


Tucked in near the end of the 465-page budget implementation bill that passed the Illinois General Assembly late Saturday (June 9) night was a provision giving Medicaid access to noncitizens over 65 years old and whose income is $12,670 or less, which is at or under the federal poverty level.

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