Illinois

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

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

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

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Elections 2014
7:11 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Constitutional Amendments on Illinois Ballots

At least two constitutional amendments will be on ballots across Illinois this November.

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Real Estate Market
2:02 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Small Gains for Illinois' Housing Market

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Home prices increased 12.2% across the nation in February compared to a year ago. That's according to real estate aggregator CoreLogic.

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NPR Story
1:27 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Illinois Expanded Its Medicaid Program. Missouri Didn’t. How Are Those Choices Working Out?

In his hospital room at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centerville, patient Steven Glispie finishes signing the paperwork to enroll in Medicaid.

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 10:51 pm

For years in most states, Medicaid eligibility had been limited to disabled adults, seniors needing long-term care and very low-income parents with their children.

Then along came the Affordable Care Act. It was designed to grow health insurance coverage across the board. One of its tenets was to expand Medicaid coverage beyond the extremely poor and disabled to include all adults earning up to 138 percent of federal poverty levels.

But in 2012, the Supreme Court gave states the chance to opt out Medicaid expansion.

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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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