CHICAGO – As the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment deadline approaches, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, reminds residents to explore their health insurance options through the individual marketplace.
“It is important to me that families know all their health insurance options,” Andrade said. “The online exchanges are a useful tool to help you explore your options and see if you qualify for a subsidy so you can find the plan that fits your family’s needs and budget.”
Residents can access the federal exchanges to view their options at healthcare.gov or by calling 800-318-2596, or through Get Covered Illinois at getcovered.illinois.gov or by calling 866-311-1119. Andrade has supported a number of measures to expand and protect access to healthcare, including House Bill 2959, now law, which protects the portion of the ACA that mandates insurance coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions. He also supports House Bill 4900 to rein in the prices of generic drugs by giving the attorney general the ability to investigate and prosecute instances where drug manufacturers engage in price-gouging.
“Ensuring access to quality, affordable healthcare must be a priority,” Andrade said. “Much remains to be done to reduce the costs of prescription drugs and provide comprehensive care. I pledge to continue that fight in Springfield.”
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