Affordable Care Act

Bill Knight – November 27
10:55 am
Wed November 26, 2014

The Affordable Care Act – One Year Later

Credit Wiki Commons

For this Thanksgiving, last winter’s “polar vortex” became this season’s “bomb cyclone” – meteorologists’ trendy term for an intense, fast-moving storm resulting from the jet stream shifting and sending frigid air roaring south into the United States, icing the roads and causing wind-chills to flirt with zero.

But the cold can’t last forever.

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Affrodable Care Act Enrollment
8:44 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Illinois, Missouri Exceed Health Insurance Signup Expectations; Iowa Falls Short

Credit L Harless / Flickr Creative Commons

More than 8 million people nationally signed up for health insurance during the first open enrollment period.

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Affordable Care Act
3:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Obamacare: Special Enrollment Period Underway

Credit L Harless / Flickr Creative Commons

The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is over. But, many might still be able to register for coverage.

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US Senate Race for Illinois
11:31 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Durbin and Oberweis Divided on Issues

Senator Dick Durbin poses with supporters at Aurelio's in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis of Illinois has announced his support for raising the minimum wage, but only for those over the age of 26.

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Health Insurance Marketplace
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

Courtesy of: Eagle View Community Health System

Everyone must have health coverage whether it’s a private plan, through work or a government subsidy by March 31. Those who don’t will face a tax penalty next year.

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Trained Navigators
5:21 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Experts Answering Obamacare Questions

Specially-trained navigators for the Affordable Care Act are preaching patience as the federal government corrects problems with the healthcare website.

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Affordable Care Act
6:13 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Congressman Criticizing Obamacare Costs

Aaron Schock (center)

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) continues to push the federal government to reverse - or at least remedy - the Affordable Care Act.

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Heather McIlvaine-Newsad - October 11
11:31 am
Thu October 10, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and Social Injustice

Heather McIlvaine-Newsad
Credit Rich Egger

My family and I have spent the past couple of weeks visiting our doctors. All four of us have had our annual physicals, eye and dental exams. Each time I enter a doctor’s office I am grateful that we have access to affordable health insurance. There was a time not long ago, when I was a graduate student and my husband was working full time, that we were uninsured. Like many people in this country, our monthly income barely covered the rent and groceries, let alone “luxuries” like health insurance.  

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Bill Knight – August 1
11:29 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Thumbs Down to Obamacare Delay

Bill Knight

Eventually, employers will have to abide by health-care reform, but President Obama last month said he was giving an extra year to comply to health-care requirements for business, which said it needed more time to comply with the overhaul. U.S. businesses that had been looking at possible penalties if they didn’t provide health insurance to their employees by January are getting another year before they must comply with the law. The requirement affects companies with at least 50 employees.

The Obama administration listened. Labor leaders wonder: Did anyone listen to them?

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Lt. Gov. : Reaction Was Refreshing
2:15 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

IL Politicians React to the President's Remarks

Lt. Governor Shelia Simon

President Obama make it a clear goal of his presidency to address issues facing the American middle class. Several Illinois politicians were on hand for the occasion, but not all Illinois lawmakers have come out in support of the President’s address.

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