Some lawmakers wary of plan to move foster children into managed health care

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SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is about to overhaul the way it provides health care to an estimated 74,000 of the state's most vulnerable children and young adults, and the prospect of that is making many lawmakers and health care providers nervous.At issue is a plan by the Department of Children and Family Services to place all of the children under its charge into a single managed care health insurance program, similar to those that now manage the bulk of the state's Medicaid program, by Nov. 1. Those involved will be an estimated 17,100 children in foster care, another 18,800 former foster children who still receive health coverage from the state, plus another 38,200 children with special needs that qualify them for federal Supplemental Security...

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Some lawmakers wary of plan to move foster children into managed health care

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