Affordable Care Act http://northernpublicradio.org en Get Covered Illinois Enrollment Reaches 113,000 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/get-covered-illinois-enrollment-reaches-113000 <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has&nbsp; released numbers for the first five months of enrollment under the federal Affordable Care Act. According to a news release, 113,733 people enrolled in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:19:15 +0000 WNIJ 44342 at http://northernpublicradio.org Get Covered Illinois Enrollment Reaches 113,000 State Health Panel Wants To See Expansion Of Health Jobs http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-health-panel-wants-see-expansion-health-jobs-0 <p>A state panel has released nearly two dozen recommendations to deal with the increase in patients expected under the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; However, some of those ideas will be hard to get approved.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:40:16 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 44273 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Health Panel Wants To See Expansion Of Health Jobs GOP Lawmakers Want Review Of Healthcare Navigators http://northernpublicradio.org/post/gop-lawmakers-want-review-healthcare-navigators <p>Five Illinois Republicans are calling for an audit of the state’s Affordable Care Act “navigators.”</p><p>The counselors help people get health coverage under the federal law known as “Obamacare.”</p><p>Representative Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says he wants to see where the money used to pay for the program is going.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:16:53 +0000 Lee Strubinger 42766 at http://northernpublicradio.org GOP Lawmakers Want Review Of Healthcare Navigators Healthcare.gov Draws Fewer Illinoisians Than Expected http://northernpublicradio.org/post/healthcaregov-draws-fewer-illinoisians-expected <p>More than 61,000 Illinois residents signed up for health insurance since the federal government's website launched in October.</p><p><a href="http://getcoveredillinois.gov/hhs-announces-aca-enrollment-numbers-first-three-months/" target="_blank">According to a news release,</a> Illinois officials said traffic on the <a href="http://getcoveredillinois.gov/" target="_blank">Getcoveredillinois.gov</a> website has increased steadily, with 788,035 website visits since Oct. 1st.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:05:05 +0000 WNIJ 41729 at http://northernpublicradio.org Healthcare.gov Draws Fewer Illinoisians Than Expected Scammers Glom Onto ACA http://northernpublicradio.org/post/scammers-glom-aca <p></p><p>Illinois officials say full implementation of the Affordable Care Act is attracting potential scams. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:03:43 +0000 Mike Moen 38051 at http://northernpublicradio.org Scammers Glom Onto ACA Illinois Unveils Healthcare Marketplace http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-unveils-healthcare-marketplace <p>The most visible part of the Affordable Care Act has arrived. Illinois residents without insurance will be able to go to the <a href="http://getcoveredillinois.gov/">&quot;Get Covered Illinois&quot; website </a>to begin shopping for healthcare plans. &nbsp;</p><p>The unveiling of the marketplace will also be the first reveal of how much coverage under Obamacare will cost.</p><p>That&#39;s largely remained a mystery; though Gov. Pat Quinn&#39;s administration released some figures, the details were sparse.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:02:06 +0000 WNIJ 36950 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Unveils Healthcare Marketplace Illinois Prepares For Insurance Marketplace http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-prepares-insurance-marketplace <p>Tuesday is the day Americans can begin enrolling in health insurance marketplaces. These online exchanges are a key component of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In Illinois, efforts continue to help the uninsured prepare to sign up. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:52:43 +0000 Mike Moen 36885 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Prepares For Insurance Marketplace 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 House Approves Medicaid Expansion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/house-approves-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p>Low-income adults who do not have children would be eligible for state-backed health care coverage under a measure approved in the Illinois House.</p><p id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369731456448_5156"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369731456448_5154">The Medicaid expansion is a signature plank of the federal Affordable Care Act. </span></p><p id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369731456448_5159"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369731456448_5157">Republicans protested the move because they say Illinois cannot afford it. </span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 09:18:59 +0000 WNIJ 30517 at http://northernpublicradio.org House Approves Medicaid Expansion Illinois will partner with feds on health insurance exchange http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-will-partner-feds-health-insurance-exchange <p>Illinois will seek a partnership with the federal government to set up a health insurance exchange for the first year, aides to Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday.</p><p>That online marketplace eventually could help more than 1 million Illinoisans obtain affordable insurance as part of the federal health-care law.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:31:06 +0000 WNIJ 15214 at http://northernpublicradio.org