healthcare http://northernpublicradio.org en Are You Eligible For Subsidized Health Insurance? Use This Calculator To Find Out. http://northernpublicradio.org/post/are-you-eligible-subsidized-health-insurance-use-calculator-find-out <p>Confused about Obamacare?&nbsp;You&#39;re not alone. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty.&nbsp;But many people aren&#39;t sure if they qualify and they have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 04:29:50 +0000 WNIJ 36865 at http://northernpublicradio.org Are You Eligible For Subsidized Health Insurance? Use This Calculator To Find Out. Officials Unveil Name For Insurance Campaign http://northernpublicradio.org/post/officials-unveil-name-insurance-campaign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Polls show that many Americans without health insurance still don&rsquo;t know that the Affordable Care Act requires them to get it.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And many of the uninsured don&rsquo;t know that low-income people can get federal subsidies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn&rsquo;s administration is trying to bring folks up to speed through a multi-million dollar advertising campaign.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:02:48 +0000 WNIJ 36705 at http://northernpublicradio.org Officials Unveil Name For Insurance Campaign Audit Finds All Kids Plan is Shrinking http://northernpublicradio.org/post/audit-finds-all-kids-plan-shrinking <p class="yiv1989161480MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_6_1350550528803_515"><span id="yui_3_7_2_6_1350550528803_512" style="font-size:10.0pt;">One of <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1350550496_0">Rod Blagojevich</span>'s top legislative achievements is slowly dwindling away. An audit of the All Kids program shows there's less and less to review.&nbsp;</span><span id="yui_3_7_2_6_1350550528803_514" style="font-size:10.0pt;">Rod Blagojevich was so proud of All Kids, he mentioned it in his farewell speech before going away to prison.</span> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:30:57 +0000 WNIJ 20007 at http://northernpublicradio.org Audit Finds All Kids Plan is Shrinking Clock Ticking for Health Insurance Exchanges http://northernpublicradio.org/post/clock-ticking-health-insurance-exchanges <div>A key Illinois lawmaker says it still appears the state will partner with the federal government on a health insurance exchange.&nbsp; But Democratic Representative Frank Mautino of Spring Valley says&nbsp;the goal is to make it a one-year partnership.&nbsp; Under the nation's health-care law, states can either run their own exchange, or get assistance from Washington.&nbsp; The exchanges are required to be up and running by 2014. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:17:22 +0000 Mike Moen 19408 at http://northernpublicradio.org Clock Ticking for Health Insurance Exchanges Judge Halts Rockford Hospital Deal http://northernpublicradio.org/post/judge-halts-rockford-hospital-deal <p><font size="5">A federal judge has halted&nbsp;a deal between Rockford Health System and Peoria-based OSF HealthCare until the Federal Trade Commission can review it.</font></p><p><font size="5">U.S. District Judge Frederick Kapala in Rockford made the ruling Thursday. He is ordering the two health systems to maintain the status quo for now.</font></p><p><font size="5">The FTC challenged OSF&#39;s proposed acquisition of Rockford Health System on antitrust grounds. OSF runs OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Rockford Health operates Rockford Memorial Hospital.</font></p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:28:50 +0000 WNIJ & Associated Press 9718 at http://northernpublicradio.org