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Government
8:40 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Schock introduces bill to expand health care exemption

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.

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Government
5:06 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

‘The Onion’ helping with healthcare sign up

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.

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Government
6:32 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Intentional delay for IL health care sign up

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.  The delay was intentional:

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Medical
6:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors

The new health care law could contribute to a need for more primary care doctors.  

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Government
4:48 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

The shutdown's impact on Medicare enrollment

The open enrollment period for Medicare began Tuesday but because of the partial government shutdown, signing up could be more challenging.  Even though Medicare.gov is online despite the shutdown, the website warns users that information posted may not be up to date.  Linda Tauber-Olson is with the Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living in Champaign, and she’s helping people sign up for coverage.  But she advises them not to go to Medicare.gov to enroll, since updated information isn’t flowing from insurance companies to the website.

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Health
4:12 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

IL Healthcare advocates tout new insurance marketplace

Healthcare advocates are celebrating the opening of Illinois' insurance marketplace, where those without coverage will be able to shop for plans under the Affordable Care Act starting Tuesday.  But they're also trying to temper expectations. 

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