Health insurance coverage has started for the first enrollees in a new Illinois program for uninsured people with medical problems.
CHICAGO (AP) —has started for the first enrollees in a new Illinois program for uninsured people with medical problems.
Enrollment opened Aug. 20 for the federally funded program, an early benefit of the nation’s new health care law. More than 1,600 people have submitted applications in Illinois.
TheDirector Michael McRaith says 41 people so far have met requirements and were covered starting Wednesday. He expect more to be enrolled as they turn in required documents and payments.
Enrollees will pay monthly premiums ranging from about $110 to $650.
Legal residents who’ve been uninsured for at least six months are eligible. Applicants must show they’re uninsured because of a pre-existing.