Affordable Care Act marketplace to reopen in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois will reopen the Affordable Care Act marketplace Monday as part of a national effort to help people get health insurance coverage during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that the state will be starting a special enrollment period that will run from Monday through May 15. The move was made possible thanks to an executive order signed Jan. 28 by President Joe Biden, part of a series of moves designed to strengthen the ACA in his first days in office.

Pritzker said in a news release that providing this service now helps to make sure that more people in Illinois are covered as the pandemic continues to rage throughout the state.

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“Access to health care is a right, not a privilege, and ensuring you and your loved ones are covered is even more essential as we continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Pritzker said. “I applaud the Biden-Harris administration for their commitment to supporting states during this historic time and giving Illinois residents the tools they need to stay safe.”

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February 11, 2021 at 08:06PM

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