Affordable Care Act

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Jobs Cut At Get Covered Illinois Before 3rd Enrollment Push

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has eliminated 15 staff positions from Get Covered Illinois, the state’s health insurance exchange, three months ahead of the third annual enrollment period under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

07/09/2015

People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act. June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that the Affordabvle Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Illinoisans To Keep Obamacare Subsidies

More than 230,000 Illinois residents could have lost the tax credits that help them pay for coverage if the court had ruled the other way. In Illinois, the average monthly subsidy is $211. Without tax credits, consumers would have seen their premiums increase, on average, by 169 percent.

06/25/2015

Health Care Tax Credit

How The Affordable Healthcare Act Affects Tax Filing

Learn how the Affordable Healthcare Act, and whether or not you have insurance, will impact the way you do taxes this year.

03/23/2015

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Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects Illinois

The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case next week that challenges health insurance subsidies that make coverage more affordable for more than a quarter-million Illinois residents.

02/24/2015

Sunday is the final day to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. (Credit: CBS)

Deadline Looming For Affordable Care Act Sign Up

It’s down to the wire now for people who don’t yet have medical insurance. The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act is midnight and those without insurance could face penalties.

02/15/2015

Taxes

Big Changes Make Filing Taxes More Complicated

The IRS is open for business as tax season officially began Tuesday. That means you can begin filing your electronic or paper returns.

01/20/2015

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Open Enrollment Period For Affordable Care Act Begins

Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/15/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Expects Major Changes With Republican Control Of Senate

Senator Mark Kirk says some major changes are now coming with the Republican legislative sweep in the fields of oil, health and immigration, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/05/2014

Ballots

Birth Control Referendum On Illinois Ballot Stirs Controversy

When you go to the polls between now and Tuesday, you’ll see on the ballot a question asking if any insurance plan that has prescription drug coverage should be required to cover prescription birth control.

10/31/2014

Robert Dold, Brad Schneider

Schneider, Dold Spar Over Healthcare In Debate

The candidates for the tenth congressional district sparred this morning over healthcare, abortion and other issues in a rematch of a very close race two years ago.

10/18/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

Caduceus

U Of I To Get $19.5M For Health Care Innovation Project

The U of I project will bring health care into neighborhoods, using nurses with advanced training to lead medical teams.

07/10/2014

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Clout-Heavy Firm Had Key Job In Illinois’ Obamacare Rollout

A key subcontractor working on the campaign to promote President Barack Obama’s health care law in Illinois is a Chicago political strategy consulting firm owned by three former aides to some of the state’s most-powerful Democrats.

06/13/2014

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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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Clinics Sign People Up For Health Coverage Ahead Of Deadline

Monday midnight is the deadline to avoid penalties when signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. A series of sign-up clinics are scheduled between now and then. WBBM’s Bob Roberts attended one at the Broadway Armory in Edgewater.

03/29/2014

President Barack Obama signs his signature health care reform bill into law after a year-long, bitter, partisan debate.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act Signup

Don’t delay. Enroll today.

03/21/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?

Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.

03/20/2014

Who Can I Contact With Problems About My Insurer?

Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.

03/20/2014

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