Tuesday was a busy day for the insurance companies who applied to be a part of the Illinois insurance exchange. One of those companies is Health Alliance, which is based in Urbana. Jana Perry is the Vice President of Medicare and Individual Services with Health Alliance in Urbana. She spoke with Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers about the new opportunities for people created by the Affordable Care Act, and how Health Alliance intends to stay competitive in the exchange.
Representatives from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District were helping people sign up on Tuesday for the health care exchanges.
Illinoisans moving early to sign up for health insurance on a new marketplace are running into a few anticipated glitches.
Archer Daniels Midland Company has told an Illinois House committee it is seeking about $20 million in tax credits as it decides whether to keep its global headquarters in the state.
The U.S. government's first shutdown in 17 years is forcing unpaid furloughs of thousands of civilian military workers across Illinois.
President Obama says he's tired of the seemingly never-ending rounds of budget crises.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats could not reach agreement by the midnight deadline on a spending bill to keep the government operating, triggering an immediate shutdown of nonessential services and the furlough of nonessential personnel potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers.
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.
Moving quickly, on Monday, the Senate voted 54-46 to reject a House continuing resolution that would avert a government shutdown but would delay the implementation of President Obama's signature law, the Affordable Care Act.
A proposed incentive package created to persuade Archer Daniels Midland Company to keep its global headquarters in Illinois is sparking debate among lawmakers.