Health Care Reforms are Moving Along at the State Level

Our health care system is undergoing significant changes over the next four months and into next year.

On October 1, 2013, individuals and small business with fewer than 50 full-time employee equivalents will have the option to buy health insurance coverage through the state health insurance marketplaces. Marketplaces will be available in every state, but some states will run their own marketplace, some states will have marketplaces run by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and some states will partner with HHS to run their marketplace.

To learn more about the marketplaces and your state-specific information, visit  Our website also has state-specific information that can be found here.

Breaking News . . .

Just last week, California’s exchange released information about the 13 plans that will initially be available to people throughout the state.  For more information, visit or click here to view the plan booklet.

Also this week, Illinois’s legislature passed a bill to expand Medicaid to individuals who are at or below 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,856 in 2013).  Governor Quinn is expected to sign this bill soon.

As you can see things are changing on a daily basis so please check back for more updates!

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