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Glitches For Obamacare Site As Uninsured Scramble To Meet Deadline

Illinois residents who don’t have health insurance yet have just hours left to sign up, or face a potential tax penalty next year, but they could have trouble signing up due to outages on the federal government’s enrollment website.

03/31/2014

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Charges Likely To Be Dropped Against Volunteers Signing People Up For Obamacare

Chicago Police detained and later charged two men last week after receiving a report that they were going door-to-door, possibly scamming elderly residents of the Garfield Ridge neighborhood. As it turned out, the two likely weren’t trying to scam anyone.

03/31/2014

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Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act Signup

Don’t delay. Enroll today.

03/21/2014

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2 Investigators: Transition To Affordable Care Act Rough For Some Blue Cross Customers

CBS 2’s Dave Savini talked with a number of Chicagoans who are caught in insurance limbo –- and to Illinois’ biggest insurer, which says it is working hard to fix some problems.

03/13/2014

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Woman Files Suit Against Employer Who Fired Her Hours After Cancer Diagnosis

The day Elisa Madonia learned she had cancer, she thought things couldn’t get any worse, but they did.

01/29/2014

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Obamacare Enrollment In Illinois: 7,000 So Far

Only 7,000 residents of Illinois have successfully enrolled so far. Illinois has approximately 1.8 million uninsured residents.

12/23/2013

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Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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Romneycare Vs. Obamacare: Key Similarities & Differences

Can the nation expect to see the same positive results across the country as was seen in Massachusetts?

11/13/2013

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Enforcing The Health Law Mandate: What The IRS Can & Can’t Do

According to one tax expert, the IRS cannot attach a lien to personal assets for not having health insurance.

11/13/2013

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Food Stamp Outreach Boosting Illinois Medicaid Expansion

Although only a few hundred middle-class Illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance last month on the crippled federal HealthCare.gov website, the poor appear to be having an easier time enrolling in an expansion of Medicaid — and are doing so by the thousands.

11/11/2013

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5 Ways To Buy Health Insurance Without A Government Exchange

If you are not assured by promises of a highly secure government exchange to buy health insurance, skip it.

11/08/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

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Affordable Care Act Could Force You To Change Insurance

It’s an unexpected side effect of the Affordable Care Act. Like it or not, you could lose your current health insurance plan.

10/29/2013

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Beware Insurance Pitches Disguised As Obamacare

You may think you’re signing up for affordable health care, but experts say it could be a scheme to get you to enroll in something else. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/24/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Promises ACA Website Fix

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with locals about continuing enrollment problems associated with the Affordable Care Act.

10/21/2013

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Rainbow Push To Help Explain Health Care Law

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition will have experts available to enroll the public and to explain any questions regarding The Affordable Care Act.

10/18/2013

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The New Health Care Law: You Ask, We Answer

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker fields questions from Chicago area residents about the Affordable Care Act.

09/26/2013

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Who In Illinois Is Eligible Under Affordable Care Act?

Next month begins a new chapter in health care that many Americans are still trying to figure out.

09/24/2013