Illinois’ “All Kids” insurance program has been unwieldy to manage, leading to at least one costly mistake, according to a new state audit.  “There were about 11,000 kids who were coded as undocumented (immigrants) when, in fact, they had Social Security numbers and probably should have been considered as documented and (the state) could have had some form of reimbursement,” says Illinois auditor general William G. Holland, who could not estimate how much federal matching money Illinois missed out on because of the misstep.
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Holland did not sound like somebody eager to point fingers, given the complexity of health care changes in recent years – and, depending on next month’s election results, probably future years, too.
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