Julie Hamos http://wkms.org en Illinois Medicaid Cuts Fall Short of Projections http://wkms.org/post/illinois-medicaid-cuts-fall-short-projections <p></p><p>Illinois officials say savings from cuts to the state's Medicaid program have fallen short by $464 million. That’s about 30 percent of the expected $1.6 billion in cuts to the health program for the poor.</p><p>Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Julie Hamos says nearly half the gap is because of a delay in implementing a program to check Medicaid recipients' eligibility. The federal government also denied permission to carry out some planned cuts. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:39:32 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28413 at http://wkms.org Illinois Medicaid Cuts Fall Short of Projections