Governor Rauner says the state is transforming its Medicaid program.
The goal is to provide better care and reduce costs.
As part of the plan the administration is moving to a competitive bidding process.
Leaders in Illinois say this will mean better care for more than 2 million people on the Medicaid Managed Care Program.
The state will accept bids this summer and award up to 7 contracts.
The new program starts in 2018.