The Affordable HealthCare Act


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HealthCare.gov, the official consumer site for the Marketplace. Select your state and then apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll.

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Getcoveredillinois.gov, is the Illinois sponsored site and guides Illinois consumers to the right place to view coverage options and the financial help available to them.

MedlinePlus logo

MedlinePlus, administered by the US National Institutes of Health, which presents information on medicine and healthcare in easy-to-understand language.

AARP logo

AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons’,"Your Guide to the Health Care Law".



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Help By Phone, talk to a customer service representative, available 24/7: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). On calling, you'll be welcomed to the Health Insurance Marketplace and asked to give your state, as some states have state-sponsored marketplaces. To make an appointment with an in-person counselor at the Stephenson County Health Department, call 815-599-8421 or 815-599-8439.



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The Healthcare Enrollment Process
  1. Are you covered under Medicaid, an insurance plan provided by your employer, or will you be covered by the Affordable Care Act? If you are covered by Medicaid or through your employer, do not proceed.
  2. If you have no other coverage, proceed and complete the financial form. This will determine the discount you will be receiving.
  3. Research and select your plan in the Healthcare Marketplace.
  4. Fill out the application for the plan you selected.
  5. Submit your application.
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The Healthcare Marketplace

Go to The Marketplace

Follow these links for general information on how to apply for coverage, compare plans, and enroll. Remember to select Illinois as your state.

The link for the Illinois site is Get Covered Illinois.

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FAQs

Affordable Care Act Q&A
The following information was provided by Land of Lincoln Health in response to questions asked during their Reaching Across Illinois Library System presentation on August 26, 2013. Click here to read the FAQ document.

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