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Illinois Healthcare Exchange Visitors More Than Some, Less Than Others

GetCoveredIllinois.gov saw more than 70,000 visits on Tuesday.

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    The web site for the new Illinois healthcare insurance exchange experienced a few glitches when it opened for business Tuesday, but despite some reports of rockiness the number of visitors seeking healthcare insurance in the Land of Lincoln ranked highly. 

    The Illinois site, GetCoveredIllinois.gov, saw more than 70,000 visits on Tuesday, the first day the site was open. On the other hand, Arkansas visitors numbered almost 16,000 by 3:00 p.m. the first afternoon, while California saw more than 5 million visitors.

    Here’s a rundown of how health exchange traffic was reported for some of the 11 of the 16 states that decided to run their own exchanges around the country as of Wednesday morning:

    • Illinois: 71,000
    • Connecticut: 53,000
    • Kentucky: 57, 625
    • New York: 10 million
    • Colorado: 55,000
    • Idaho: 80,000
    • Oregon: 8,000
    • Maryland: 50,000
    • Minnesota: 100,000
    • Arkansas: 15,934 (partial)
    • California: 5.7 million

    The Department of Health and Human Services said 2.8 million people visited the federal HealthCare.gov site, which runs exchanges for those states that declined to sign up, on the first day it was open for business.

    For complete coverage of the Affordable Care Act implementation as well as tools, calculators, state-by-state information and a detailed FAQ, visit our ACA section.