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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Begins

More Than 7,000 in Illinois Sign Up for ACA

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Federal officials say more than 7,000 Illinois residents signed up for insurance coverage in the first two months of the troubled HealthCare.gov website.

    Enrollment figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show the pace picking up for President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets.
    But the Illinois tally is still less than 30 percent of what federal officials originally projected the state's enrollment would be after two months. Illinois is relying on the federal website because the Legislature didn't approve a state-run marketplace
    Consumers face a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline if they want to have coverage to start Jan. 1.
    In October, when the website was barely working, only 1,370 Illinois residents managed to select a health insurance plan and enroll.
        

    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.