Affordable Care Act

State Health Panel Wants To See Expansion Of Health Jobs

Mar 11, 2014
Illinois Public Radio

A state panel has released nearly two dozen recommendations to deal with the increase in patients expected under the Affordable Care Act.  However, some of those ideas will be hard to get approved.

GOP Lawmakers Want Review Of Healthcare Navigators

Feb 6, 2014
Get Covered Illinois

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.

Healthcare.gov

More than 61,000 Illinois residents signed up for health insurance since the federal government's website launched in October.

According to a news release, Illinois officials said traffic on the Getcoveredillinois.gov website has increased steadily, with 788,035 website visits since Oct. 1st.

Scammers Glom Onto ACA

Oct 24, 2013

Illinois officials say full implementation of the Affordable Care Act is attracting potential scams.

Illinois Unveils Healthcare Marketplace

Oct 1, 2013
state of Illinois

The most visible part of the Affordable Care Act has arrived. Illinois residents without insurance will be able to go to the "Get Covered Illinois" website to begin shopping for healthcare plans.  

The unveiling of the marketplace will also be the first reveal of how much coverage under Obamacare will cost.

That's largely remained a mystery; though Gov. Pat Quinn's administration released some figures, the details were sparse.

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