A look at the federal health care law in Illinois

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Associated Press

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:57 AM

(AP) -- Here is a look at where Illinois stands on implementing President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul, which the Supreme Court ruled Thursday can go forward:

NUMBER OF UNINSURED: 1,914,000 state residents are uninsured, or about 15 percent.
   
WHERE THE STATE STANDS: Illinois has received three federal grants to study and start building its online health insurance marketplace, but the Legislature has failed to pass a law establishing it. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, has considered an executive order to create the insurance exchange, but now may pursue a federal-state partnership instead.
 

 

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