Jobs Cut At Get Covered Illinois Before 3rd Enrollment PushGov. 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.
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Illinoisans To Keep Obamacare SubsidiesMore 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.
Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects IllinoisThe 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.
Latino Activists Sue Police Over Arrest While Canvassing For ObamacareTwo young Latino men who were arrested last year while passing out information about Obamacare in a white neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit, accusing police of racial profiling.
Open Enrollment Period For Affordable Care Act BeginsToday 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.
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?
Clout-Heavy Firm Had Key Job In Illinois' Obamacare RolloutA 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.
New Yorker Cover: Obama Gives GOP Their MedicineDeclaring a victory for his health care reform plan, the New Yorker's latest cover shows President Obama spoon-feeding GOP leaders their medicine.
Glitches For Obamacare Site As Uninsured Scramble To Meet DeadlineIllinois 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.
Charges Likely To Be Dropped Against Volunteers Signing People Up For ObamacareChicago 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.
Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don't.