Governor Quinn Joins with Health Advocates to Launch Health Insurance Marketplace
Health Insurance Marketplace Ready to Help 1 Million Illinoisans
In September of 2008, Citizen Action/Illinois started the Health Care for America Now campaign in Illinois. HCAN was an ambitious campaign to win quality and affordable health care for the 1.5 million Illinoisans without insurance and the millions being overcharged and underserved by their existing health insurance.
On October 1st, Citizen Action/ Illinois stood with Governor Quinn to announce the opening of the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace, a critical piece of the Affordable Care Act, will allow more than one million currently uninsured Illinoisans to compare and shop for affordable health insurance plans. Small businesses and the self-employed will use the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) part of the Marketplace to purchase health insurance.
It is a new day for Illinois families, small businesses and our economy.