Affordable Care Act coverage roundup

Here is where we will compile a list of News-Gazette stories and other information about the Affordable Care Act. 

If you have a story to share about insurance, coping with costs you can't afford, being able to buy insurance under the new law, or similar issues, Debra Pressey would like to hear from you.

Health Alliance chief executive says the insurer is ready for calls, and he expects some glitches in the Illinois health marketplace.

Many of those who will be counselors under the new law have not finished the required training yet.

The state marketplace call center will be available after all on Tuesday.

Here's a guide to things you should know about the marketplace.

Conversations with some of those who will be checking out a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act, the new insurance marketplace — the state's online shopping center for health coverage.

Two glitches have emerged in the final days leading up to the launch of Obamacare in Illinois.

East Central Illinois residents planning to check out their options next week in the state's new health marketplace will find between 61 and 70 plan choices.

Public health employees in Champaign-Urbana have been putting in a lot of hours behind the scenes getting ready to help you with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Illinois' health marketplace plan costs came in below the estimates.

The state's health marketplace has an official name: Get Covered Illinois.

Training is underway for those who will help provide information about the insurance options.

Families USA reminds consumers that the signup period is approaching for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Groups are focusing on community college students to be sure they understand their options.

Insurers are preparing public sessions to market their plans.

Here are 10 things to know about the health marketplaces, from the Champaign County Health Care Consumers.

Businesses are working to understand how the law affects them.

A University of Illinois professor said the health law could prompt employer retailiation.

Agencies were preparing to help with the transition to the new law.

Care providers are looking to hire more physicians.

Champaign County Health Care Consumers launched an education effort in March on the provisions of the act.

A senior service agency based in Danville has been chosen to run one of Medicare's new Community-based Care Transition programs

Reaction was mixed in June 2012 when the Supreme Court upheld the basic provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is the U.S. website for the health insurance marketplaces.

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GeneralLeePeeved wrote on September 30, 2013 at 11:09 am

OK, here's my question....maybe someone knows the answer:  If everybody has to get insurance coverage, then won't hospitals be providing less, if any, charitable care?  ....and if that's the case, doesn't Carle's reason for being excused from paying property taxes disappear?  ...and will that result in another court battle, in order to force the reinstatement of their payments?   ...just wonderin'