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Do I qualify for Medicaid?

Understanding Medicaid can be tricky. That’s why we’re here to walk you through the entire process. The first step is making sure that you qualify. Visit the Illinois Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) website to find out.  Come join us on the path to better health today.


What is Medicaid?

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a government program that provides free health care for millions of Americans. In Illinois, it’s called HealthChoice Illinois. Qualified individuals are covered for a wide variety of benefits and services including:  


  • Preventive care 

  • Vision 

  • Medications 

  • Chronic disease management  

  • Behavioral health services 

Who does Medicaid cover? 

Who does Medicaid cover? 

To qualify for Medicaid in Illinois, your financial situation must be characterized as:


  • Low income; or 

  • Very low income.

 You must also fit into one or more of these categories:    


  • Be pregnant or have a child under 18; or  

  • Be blind or disabled or have a spouse in your household who is blind or disabled; or   

  • Be over 64 years of age 


See if you qualify


You can use the ABE Am I Eligible tool to see if you qualify for Medicaid.


Use ABE Am I Eligible tool

Our coverage

At Aetna Better Health® of Illinois, we’re proud to cover HealthChoice Illinois members across the state. Our strong network of providers is ready to help you every step of the way on your path to better health.  

What if I need long-term care? 

What if I need long-term care? 

Sometimes, you need a little extra care to feel healthy. If you live in Illinois, then you may be eligible for our personalized support program. We cover services such as assisted living, meals, rides and more. To qualify for managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS), you must meet the state’s criteria for needing an institutional level of care and certain financial requirements. You can get any of these services in your home or at an assisted living facility. Let us take care of the whole you. Join us on the path to better health today.  

What’s next?

If you find out that you qualify for HealthChoice Illinois, the next step is choosing Aetna Better Health of Illinois as your health plan. Click on the button below and we’ll help you get started with your enrollment.

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