ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – As part of his efforts to keep his constituents safe and healthy, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging residents to take advantage of the recently-open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace.
“As has been exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, having quality health insurance is a major component of staying healthy,” said Yingling. “With the financial strains that many in our community must face that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the last thing residents should have to deal with is figuring out how to pay off outrageously expensive medical bills. I urge residents to take a few moments over the next two months to see if there are health insurance plans that are right for them.”
As of Nov. 1 and until Jan. 22 2022, Illinoisans will be able to use the Health Insurance Marketplace to enroll in health insurance plans. With the addition of three new health care providers, up to 275 plans for residents to choose from and health insurance rates decreasing for many of the plans, Yingling is recommending residents visit https://getcovered.illinois.gov/ for more information or to shop for plans.
Throughout his time as a state representative, Yingling has worked to reduce health care costs. This session, he supported a bill that requires insurance companies to obtain permission from the Illinois Department of Insurance to raise their rates. Yingling also helped pass legislation reining in skyrocketing drug prices by capping co-pays for insulin at $100 for a 30-day supply.
“With the many benefits health insurance provides, such as protecting residents from unexpected medical costs and expanding access to preventative care, it is critical that we are working to make health insurance as widely accessible as possible,” said Yingling. “Throughout this pandemic and beyond, I will continue to work to ensure that residents have the resources they need to lead healthy lives without breaking the bank.”
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