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ACA Enrollment Similar To Previous Years


In Illinois, the number of people getting insurance through the ACA has, for the most part, remained the same since its launch.  About 350,000 people have been receiving coverage and the same goes for 2018 despite the lack of effort by President Trump’s administration to encourage enrollment.

Though the numbers are not final, they show roughly 340-thousand Illinoisans signed up for coverage- the majority doing so in the final week.  Nationally, participation appears to have remained on pace with the prior year.  Advocates were busy reminding people of a shorter enrollment period, which ended earlier this month. 

Premiums are also up, some as high as 43 percent… but according to the Illinois Department of Insurance, premium increases are actually smaller this year than they were last year. 

The enrollment period ended December 15, but those who qualify for special enrollment can still receive coverage.  

Jaclyn has an MA in Journalism from DePaul University and a BS in History form Monmouth College. Prior to reporting, Jaclyn was a social science teacher and department chair at Greenfield High School. Previously, Jaclyn reported for WICS Newschannel 20 where she covered a variety of assignments including courts, politics, and breaking news. She also reported at Siouxland News in Sioux City Iowa, the shared CBS/Fox television newsroom. Her internships included WGN and Comcast SportsNet in Chicago.
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