Illinois Marketplace Choices Look Different This Year
As a result of the ACA, insurance companies don't deny people with pre-existing conditions anymore, young people can stay on a parent's plan until age 26, and preventive care is available with no cost to the consumer. The uninsured rate is down, but that doesn't mean that improvements to the health insurance system and the operation of the ACA are over. It is time to turn our conversations away from whether the ACA should or shouldn't exist, because it is here to stay. Now is the time to tackle the improvements that need to be made to the law.
The now-usual news of increasing rates is heard loud and clear. Consumers now more than ever need to make the choice not to stick with the "same as usual" health plan. To help people compare exchange options, HealthCare.gov has released a list of the 2017 qualified health plans. We have filtered the dataset for Illinois. It can be sorted by county or any other column.
For many, a change of plan will be inevitable. Notable absentees from offered plans include Harken Health and Aetna. With the closure of Land of Lincoln health, those that did not take advantage of the special enrollment period will need to make a choice of a new plan this open enrollment period.
Shop around, compare options, maximize financial assistance, which is available to most people by taking advantage of available in-person help