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.
With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
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.
Declaring a victory for his health care reform plan, the New Yorker’s latest cover shows President Obama spoon-feeding GOP leaders their medicine.
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.
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.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.
Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.
Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.
If your health insurance is provided by your employer, you will lose coverage if you are laid off or fired. But there are options to stay covered.
The difference between an HMO and a PPO is in their costs and health care options.
Co-insurance and co-payments are different forms of cost sharing between you and your insurance company.
The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.