More than 1.5 million people in Illinois who were uninsured in 2013 are now are guaranteed access to affordable, quality health insurance coverage. This includes people with special healthcare needs and pre-existing conditions, low-income childless adults, seniors, young adults and self-employed individuals. As of 2010, all Illinois residents are protected by a “Patient’s Bill of Rights,” which puts an end to some of the most extreme health insurance abuses and put consumers in greater control of their health care.
Consumers now need to understand how to navigate the healthcare system and the new health insurance marketplace in order to access coverage, and make use of the healthcare protections and benefits now available. We provide the information necessary to make that connection.
Some key resources:
Q: Why am I receiving letters saying I have to choose a plan and a primary care physician?
Do you have questions about issues like how health care reform impacts people with disabilities or children with pre-existing conditions? Learn from the experiences of others—or, submit your question here.
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