healthcare http://wuis.org en Healthcare Proposal Worries Disabilities Advocates http://wuis.org/post/healthcare-proposal-worries-disabilities-advocates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Advocates for people with disabilities say they're worried Governor Pat Quinn's newest healthcare initiative would crowd out certain groups.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The governor's proposal would consolidate nine separate programs that serve people with disabilities. Michael </span>Gelder<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the governor's senior advisor on healthcare, says centralizing these programs would be more efficient.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:17:39 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19381 at http://wuis.org Healthcare Proposal Worries Disabilities Advocates Busy First Day For Illinois Health Exchange http://wuis.org/post/busy-first-day-illinois-health-exchange <p>More than 69,000 people visited Illinois&#39; new health insurance marketplace by late Tuesday, the first opportunity to comparison shop for<br />coverage through a system that&#39;s a key piece of President Barack Obama&#39;s signature health care law. But people hoping to enroll weren&#39;t getting much further, as the federally run website experienced glitches and delays.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;At a health center on Chicago&#39;s west side, workers said their goal for the day<br />was to get just one person enrolled, but none of the people who came in were Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:13:19 +0000 Associated Press 10082 at http://wuis.org Busy First Day For Illinois Health Exchange Health Law Could Reduce Incarceration Rates http://wuis.org/post/health-law-could-reduce-incarceration-rates <p>Tuesday marks the launch of state health insurance exchanges, a major part of the Affordable Care Act. Among the many changes likely after the new health coverage takes effect: Fewer people behind bars.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:58:31 +0000 Sean Powers 10017 at http://wuis.org Health Law Could Reduce Incarceration Rates Illinois To Launch Obamacare Ad Campaign http://wuis.org/post/illinois-launch-obamacare-ad-campaign <p>Illinois will launch an advertising campaign Tuesday to inform Illinois residents about the health insurance marketplace opening that day that will connect people with new benefits under President Barack Obama&#39;s health care law. &nbsp;<br />Marketplace spokeswoman Kelly Sullivan provided copies of the ads to The Associated Press. She says the Get Covered Illinois campaign will begin with newspaper ads in 50 state markets. Radio and TV ads are planned for later this fall. &nbsp; Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:54:05 +0000 Associated Press 9962 at http://wuis.org Illinois To Launch Obamacare Ad Campaign ACA Insurance Plans May Be Cheaper, But At What Cost? http://wuis.org/post/aca-insurance-plans-may-be-cheaper-what-cost <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Although the grand opening of the Affordable Care Act is only a week away, Illinois is still waiting on the federal government to approve the insurance plans that will be available through it. &nbsp;Even so, the governor today announced it will cost less to get coverage than originally expected.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:51:12 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9566 at http://wuis.org ACA Insurance Plans May Be Cheaper, But At What Cost?