Affordable Care Act
A top Quinn administration official says the state is ready for the Affordable Care Act–better known as Obamacare–to go into effect this week.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports many people with jobs that provide health benefits already could be disappointed by what they find.
Next month begins a new chapter in health care that many Americans are still trying to figure out.
Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.
While many Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what may be in store in the near future, some are unaware of the longer term provisions still to come. Below is a […]
Deductibles, Co-Pays & Other Policy Jargon This glossary includes many commonly used insurance and insurance-related terms. It is not an exhaustive list and only meant as an educational or informational aid. Terms, or definitions, as […]
Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.
Health insurance companies can no longer deny or limit coverage for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the health care of every American in some form as it continues to be implemented. The law’s intended effects are particularly targeted on certain groups. For example, the […]
In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]
Health care has always been a huge priority for the American family, so it comes as no surprise that many are now wondering how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact their […]
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law March 2010, is the most sweeping health care reform legislation since Medicare. However, unlike Medicare, the law directly affects every age group, […]
Helpful Affordable Care Act Government, Nonprofit & Other Resources Illinois Resources Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Cover USA.org FamiliesUSA HealthCare.gov Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services Illinois Department of Insurance The Kaiser Family […]
More than 15 percent of Illinois residents, age 18 or older, reported that in 2011 they were unable to see a doctor when needed because of cost, according to a Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Systems […]
Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]
Speaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.