President Obama announced that 8 million people have selected a health insurance plan created by the Affordable Care Act, so far. The federal government had originally projected 7 million. But then it scaled back to 6 million after the many problems with the federal website HealthCare.gov — where residents of Illinois and most of the other states where supposed to go to get a plan — were revealed.
March 31 was the deadline to buy a health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act that would kick in this year. But that doesn’t apply to people who qualify for Medicaid, the state-federal program for low-income people, the federal government has said.
President Obama appeared on WebMD this morning to talk about the Affordable Care Act. He also took questions that were submitted by what the moderator said were hundreds of questions from all of you.
With about two weeks left to the deadline, the latest enrollment numbers show that 113,733 people from Illinois have selected a health insurance plan created by President Barack Obama’s health plan. Nationally, more than 4.2 million Americans had selected a plan from Oct. 1 to March 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human
The Obama administration has announced a two-year-extension for consumers whose plans would otherwise be canceled because they fall short of coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Other regulations were also announced Wednesday. The Associated Press has a good synopsis here.
Head of Get Covered Illinois explains what they’re doing ahead of the March 31 deadline for ‘Obamacare’
As we enter the final month to buy an insurance plan this year through the Affordable Care Act, I asked Jennifer Koehler, the executive director for Get Covered Illinois, a few questions about what its plans and challenges are leading up to the deadline of March 31. Starting tomorrow, Get Covered Illinois, which is run
Now that we’re getting to the final deadline — March 31 — when people can enroll in the Affordable Care Act during this year’s open enrollment period, here’s a reminder of events in the Chicago area, where navigators can walk through what you need to know. I update this page as often as I
How many people who bought insurance plans from President Obama’s plan actually paid for it? About 80 percent, The New York Times figured out by calling all the insurance plans they could reach. Kudos for the hard work. That means one-fifth of new enrollees that signed up for a plan failed to pay their premiums
More than 88,000 Illinois residents have now selected a health insurance plan created by President Barack Obama’s health plan, according to the latest enrollment numbers that come out six weeks before the deadline to enroll this year. Illinois’ last total released in January was 61,111 between Oct. 1 and Feb. 1. Here’s the basics: –
A five-year plan to change a few key parts of the state’s healthcare system was released today. The plan, which requires federal approval, is supposed to reduce costs and improve health of Illinois residents. Specifically, “The Path to Transformation” proposal would allow the state to obtain $5.2 billion in federal funds over five years, the