The Affordable Care Act, as it is officially called is the new health care law throughout the United States – unofficially called Obamacare – will give 95 percent of Illinoisans access to at least 34 different plans, according to a statement from Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. As far as what the citizens of Illinois will pay under the new Illinois plan, which is officially called the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace, only the plans that cost the least amount of money are being revealed. At the low end, a 25-year-old nonsmoker will pay $120 a month in Chicago. A 40-year-old nonsmoker will pay $152 a month in Chicago. A 60-year-old will pay $323 a month in Chicago. Naturally, these leaves a lot of ages, other social and medical statements of health, and persons who live in different parts of the Land of Lincoln in limbo – still wondering how they will be financially-hit to comply with the law.
Also, how much money a person earns is a determining factor which has yet to be revealed by the system’s administration.
Anyone who does not have health care insurance provided for them by his employer and who refuses to buy insurance will face a penalty – which is a major factor of Obamacare.
More details on the rates for individuals will reportedly be announced on Oct. 1, 2013. That is the same date in which people will be able to access the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace – via the Internet, Illinois’ help desk, or by visiting a partner organization to receive personal help with the procedure.