Illinois is reviewing contract submittals from five vendors to help build a health-insurance exchange that is a cog of Obamacare, while a potential battle looms in the Legislature over its control and funding.
“‘Obamacare’ is a priority for the governor, obviously,” said Brooke Anderson, a spokeswoman for Gov. Quinn. “We’re moving full-speed ahead...”
The state has moved to set up its own exchange, rather than one run by the federal government beginning in 2014. A blueprint of that plan has to be submitted to the federal government by the end of the month.
Health-care advocates want the Legislature to weigh in on the health-insurance exchange by passing legislation that would dictate how the exchange is funded and controlled. But so far, that push has stalled. ...More HERE