Affordable Care Act http://peoriapublicradio.org en Call to audit ACA Navigators http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/call-audit-aca-navigators <p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Five Illinois Republicans are calling for a</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">n</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> audit </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">of the state’s </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Affordable Care Act </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">“</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">navigators.</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">”</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:34:20 +0000 Lee Strubinger 18561 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Call to audit ACA Navigators Schock on Affordable Care Act http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-affordable-care-act <div>Peoria Congressman Aaron Schock says the U.S. House wants to make good on President Obama’s promise that people can keep the health insurance coverage they like. This comes after millions of Americans will reportedly lose their health coverage following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.</div><div> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:09:28 +0000 Denise Molina 14808 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock on Affordable Care Act Congressman Shimkus weighs in on ACA http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-shimkus-weighs-aca <div>Congressman John Shimkus says continued problems with the HealthCare.gov website should be reason enough to delay the individual mandate for coverage by a year.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>15th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District </span>Collinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Republican notes that some Democratic Senators are also seeking such a change.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:18:32 +0000 Jeff Bossert 14443 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Shimkus weighs in on ACA Hastert compares government shutdowns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hastert-compares-government-shutdowns <div>Denny Hastert wasn&#39;t the Speaker of the U.S. House during the last government shutdown, but he was an Illinois Congressman in 1995 and &#39;96. &nbsp;He told IPR&rsquo;S Amanda Vinicky, this time is different.</div><div><p>Hastert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says back then, Republicans were trying to get a handle on spending. He says it worked.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:44:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13088 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hastert compares government shutdowns Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-he-supports-individual-spending-bills-end-shutdown <div>President Obama wants House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a so-called &ldquo;clean&rdquo; continuing resolution to end the partial government shutdown. But Congressman Rodney Davis says he IS supporting &ldquo;clean&rdquo; resolutions, by voting for individual appropriations bills. The 13th District Republican says these measures reflect the way Washington used to govern in the days before gridlock.</div><div> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:08:01 +0000 Jim Meadows 13079 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/democrats-hoping-people-adjust-new-health-care-law <div>Republicans are continuing a last-minute push to dismantle the law known as &quot;Obamacare&quot; before a key part of it takes effect next week. The law remains unpopular in polls. But as IPR&#39;S Brian Mackey reports, Democrats are hoping that changes once people begin to live with it.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next Tuesday is a milestone for the Affordable Care Act. It&#39;s when people are supposed to start signing up for health coverage on so-called insurance exchanges. It&#39;s also the start of the federal government&#39;s budget year, and some Republicans have promised to block all government spending unless </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is </span>defunded<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:25:58 +0000 Brian Mackey 12502 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law Rodney Davis announces re-election campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rodney-davis-announces-re-election-campaign <div>Congressman Rodney Davis is touring the 13th district formally announcing his re-election campaign. The Taylorville Republican recently voted for the House Bill to defund Affordable Care Act and during his stop in Bloomington Davis was forthright about the law several times.</div><div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:30:58 +0000 Charles Schlenker 12353 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rodney Davis announces re-election campaign Health Dep. begins meetings on Insurance Marketplace this week http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/health-dep-begins-meetings-insurance-marketplace-week <div>The Peoria City/County Health Department is beginning the process of educating the community on Illinois’ Health Insurance Marketplace. The state program created under the Affordable Care Act will allow residents to shop for health coverage online beginning October 1st.</div><div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:12:56 +0000 Denise Molina 12323 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Health Dep. begins meetings on Insurance Marketplace this week Small business and the Healthcare Law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/small-business-and-healthcare-law <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Affordable Care Act Marketplace opens October first. Individuals who do not have health insurance will need to choose a provider by January 1, 2014 or face a penalty.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12090 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Small business and the Healthcare Law Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-rodney-davis-says-fellow-lawmakers-shouldnt-focus-government-shutdown <div>Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t taking the same view of some colleagues who are threatening a government shutdown on a spending plan that includes the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Taylorville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Republican says while he still wants to </span>de-fund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the health care measure, he says conservative senators like Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas should turn their attention elsewhere:</span></div><div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:18:10 +0000 Jeff Bossert 10106 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Rodney Davis says fellow lawmakers shouldn't focus on government shutdown