Resources & Reports
The Health Benefits Exchange Act
Ensures Access to Quality and Affordable Insurance
A key provision in the Affordable Cate Act is the creation of Health Benefits Exchanges in each state by 2014. These Exchanges will operate as a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to compare and buy quality and affordable health insurance. Over the last year, stakeholders and political leaders have been working to create an Exchange structure that best serves the families of Illinois.
At a press conference Dec. 2, 2011, which was joined by 18 reporters from all across the country, USAction President William McNary said this:
Click below to review the fact sheet for the Illinois Cares Rx changes:
IMSA has released the State of the Small Business Nation 2011, which includes a "top ten list" of concrete policies to level the playing field for small businesses across four areas—health care, credit/lending, taxes, and money in politics.
Read William McNary's letter to the editor in the Chicago Tribune, April 22, 2011, regarding the closure of Oak Forest Hospital: