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Community Care to Possibly Become Medicaid Only Program

A state funded senior program is under fire amid the state's continued fiscal mess and lack of progress towards a budget. 
Community Care Systems and the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) could be undergoing a change so the state can save money. The possible change would turn the Community Care Program into a Medicaid only program nd those already a part of the program who do not qualify for aid would not be grandfathered in. Rebecca Wheat's message at the DeWitt County Coalition on Wednesday was to be aware of the change and to plan accordingly. 
Of the 27 adults in Community Care, only three are Medicaid eligible. The state, however, is trying to come up with a solution to this problem.
Wheat is determined to look at this creatively, as the state has no money to give and the number of older adults will only ever increase.
To learn more about Community Care Systems and the services they provide  go to www.cciscares.com or call 217-935-4560.

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