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Insurers extend premium deadline under Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON | Consumers worried that tight deadlines around the holidays and lingering computer problems could thwart their efforts to secure coverage under President Barack Obama's health overhaul will get extra time to pay, the health insurance industry said Wednesday.

December 18, 2013 12:50 pm

Health care signups pick up but may not close gap

WASHINGTON | With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.

December 11, 2013 3:31 pm Related
Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.

June 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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5 Americans: How health care law affects them

5 Americans: How health care law affects them

CHICAGO (AP) — A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company will qualify for a tax credit.

February 04, 2011 10:00 am

Illinois kids without health insurance coverage

Newly released U.S. Census figures show 4.5 percent of children statewide lack health insurance coverage. The list shows the counties, percentage of children without health insurance and the margin of error.

September 29, 2010 12:00 am

Census: Child health coverage up in Illinois

CHICAGO | In the midst of an economic downturn, Illinois children were slightly more likely to be covered by health insurance in 2009 than the year before, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau figures.

September 29, 2010 12:00 am Related

Illinois to enroll uninsured in new high-risk pool

CHICAGO | Illinois residents who've been uninsured at least six months can start applying today for a new federally funded health insurance program for people with medical problems.

August 20, 2010 12:00 am

State regulators seek OK over health insurance rates

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators will ask lawmakers for the authority to approve or deny health insurance rate increases, saying residents need protection from skyrocketing costs that aren't justified.

August 06, 2010 4:00 pm
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