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Governor Pat Quinn created the Illinois Healthcare Reform Implementation Council by executive order in 2010 to help the state implement provisions of the ACA. In July 2013, he signed SB 26 into law, implementing Medicaid expansion in Illinois.


Illinois Marketplace Approval Letter

February 2013 letter from the Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Governor Pat Quinn approving the blueprint for the Illinois Partnership Health Insurance Marketplace.

Illinois ACA Implementation: Preparing for 2014

A November 20102 presentation by Michael Gelder, Senior Health Policy Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn. He states that the governor is committed to ACA, recaps recommendations by his Health Care Reform Implementation Council, established in July 2010, and summarizes progress since then and what lies ahead.

Letter to Gov. Quinn: Executive Order on the Illinois Marketplace

The Health Care Justice Campaign’s sign-on letter urging Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to issue an executive order to establish a health insurance exchange in the state. The page includes a list of signatories.

Illinois Exchange Background Research and Needs Assessment

October 2011 presentation to the Governor’s Reform Implementation Council of the Illinois Exchange Background Resources and Needs Assessment Final Report and Findings. The report stressed that it takes time to design, develop, test and launch a successful Exchange; outreach and education are crucial; and Exchange functions will need to be developed or purchased.

Illinois Health Care Reform Implementation Council Initial Report

This March 2011 report provides the Council’s first set of recommendations on ACA implementation. They fall into two categories: issues the state must address immediately, and decisions that can be made after more information is gathered. Foremost among the immediate recommendations is to establish a health insurance exchange for Illinois, governed by a quasi-governmental authority.

Illinois Health Care Reform Implementation Council

Website of the Illinois Health Care Reform Implementation Council, established by Governor Quinn in July 2010 to help the state implement the reforms contained in the Affordable Care Act. The site listed materials, public meeting dates and reports.