More Than 7000 Illinois Residents Have Selected Health Plans through HealthCare.gov

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal officials say more than 7,000 Illinois residents applied and selected health insurance plans through the HealthCare.gov website in the first two months.

In October, when the website was barely working, only 1,370 Illinois residents managed to select a plan. This mean the additional 5,673 people made it through the process in November as website repairs began

A Wednesday report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 67,036 Illinoisans submitted applications on the new insurance marketplace.

Illinois is solely relying on the federal website because the Legislature didn't approve a state-run marketplace.

The online insurance shopping is a key part of President Barack Obama's health care law.


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