Establishing an Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace
State-based health insurance marketplaces (or exchanges) are a critical component of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions to expand access to more than one million uninsured individuals in Illinois. In addition to being the gateway for people to purchase subsidized health insurance, if an exchange is designed well it will also help to organize insurance markets, promote robust competition among health plans, and keep rates affordable for consumers and small businesses.
Health Care Reform Guide: Updated 2013
Some of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect in January 2011. To help you make sense of it all, CBHC has prepared this guide.