ObamaCare enrollment in Illinois update

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
02/05/2014
The Obama administration’s public relations machine has been trumpeting the success of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Enrollment has been anemic, the website is plagued with problems, and it is possible that there are now more people without insurance as a direct result...

TAGS: ACA: Affordable Care Act, enrollment, exchange, health insurance, Medicaid

ObamaCare: Year-end review

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
12/26/2013
It is not uncommon for a president’s signature policy to unanimously make every news outlet’s top stories of the year list. But when that policy provides late-night talk show fodder and comedy sketch parody material for the same policy would be. Beating out the George Zimmerman trial, the birth of a royal baby and the...

TAGS: ACA: Affordable Care Act, exchange

Thousands of Illinoisans have to reapply for ObamaCare

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
12/19/2013
If navigating the ObamaCare website or filling out the applications weren’t challenging enough, some in Illinois and around the country are facing yet another challenge. USA Today reports that some people are being mistakenly enrolled into Medicaid. Not only are individuals improperly enrolled in Medicaid faced with the problem of canceling that enrollment, but they...

TAGS: ACA: Affordable Care Act, exchange, Illinois Medicaid Redetermination Project, Medicaid

ObamaCare’s awkward, hipster Christmas

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
12/18/2013
The same president who wanted gift registries filled with donations to his campaign and to infiltrate Thanksgiving dinner with an ObamaCare enrollment push is back at it again. This time, the Obama administration has added a mascot. And he wears a plaid onesie. Obama’s #GetTalking campaign aims to stir up conversations about ObamaCare and encourage...

TAGS: ACA: Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, exchange, health insurance

Hundreds of policies canceled for every ObamaCare enrollee in Illinois?

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
12/16/2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that 7,043 Illinoisans enrolled in the ObamaCare health insurance exchanges through the end of November. But about 185,000 policies in the individual market have been canceled or terminated as a result of ObamaCare.  The new health care scheme may cost more than 175,000 Illinois individuals and families health insurance coverage come...

TAGS: ACA: Affordable Care Act, enrollees, exchange

7,000 Illinoisans enrolled in ObamaCare plans in the first 2 months

By Naomi Lopez Bauman
12/11/2013
Almost 365,000 Americans have “enrolled” in the ObamaCare exchanges, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That number is far below the Obama administration’s impending goal of enrolling 3 million people by the end of December and 7 million by the end of March. But the true number of people who have...

TAGS: enrollment, exchange