care http://peoriapublicradio.org en Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-introduces-bill-expand-health-care-exemption <div>US Congressman Aaron Schock wants to expand a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act. The House passed Schock’s Equitable Access to Care and Health, or EACH, Act. Schock says the Affordable Care Act currently allows a few select faiths to exempt themselves from paying individual penalties. He says his legislation expands the exemption to more individuals.</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:40:06 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption ‘The Onion’ helping with healthcare sign up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/onion-helping-healthcare-sign <div>A new banner of ads will top "The Onion" website. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on the state's latest effort to get young people to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.</div><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:06:34 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18783 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘The Onion’ helping with healthcare sign up Intentional delay for IL health care sign up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/intentional-delay-il-health-care-sign <p></p><div>The deadline is rapidly approaching to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and Illinois is finally taking to the airwaves to let people know about it. &nbsp;The delay was intentional:</div><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:32:10 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16316 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Intentional delay for IL health care sign up Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/healthcare-reform-could-add-need-more-doctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new health care law could contribute to a need for more primary care doctors. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 14995 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/shutdowns-impact-medicare-enrollment <p></p><div>The open enrollment period for Medicare began Tuesday but because of the partial government shutdown, signing up could be more challenging. &nbsp;Even though Medicare.gov is online despite the shutdown, the website warns users that information posted may not be up to date. &nbsp;Linda Tauber-Olson is with the Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living in Champaign, and she&rsquo;s helping people sign up for coverage. &nbsp;But she advises them not to go to Medicare.gov to enroll, since updated information isn&rsquo;t flowing from insurance companies to the website.</div><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:48:58 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment IL Healthcare advocates tout new insurance marketplace http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-healthcare-advocates-tout-new-insurance-marketplace <p></p><div>Healthcare advocates are celebrating the opening of Illinois&#39; insurance marketplace, where those without coverage will be able to shop for plans under the Affordable Care Act starting Tuesday. &nbsp;But they&#39;re also trying to temper expectations.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:12:27 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12705 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Healthcare advocates tout new insurance marketplace