The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has 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.
Five Illinois Republicans are calling for an audit of the state’s Affordable Care Act “navigators.”
The counselors help people get health coverage under the federal law known as “Obamacare.”
Representative Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says he wants to see where the money used to pay for the program is going.
Polls show that many Americans without health insurance still don’t know that the Affordable Care Act requires them to get it.
And many of the uninsured don’t know that low-income people can get federal subsidies.
Governor Pat Quinn’s administration is trying to bring folks up to speed through a multi-million dollar advertising campaign.
It's called “Get Covered Illinois.”