Emboldened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month that upheld key elements within President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act of 2010,
health reform advocates recently called on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to
move quickly toward establishing a state-run health insurance exchange
prior to the federal government’s January 1 deadline.
More than a hundred health, education and labor groups signed a letter
sent to Gov. Quinn last week asking him to issue an executive order to
implement an exchange in light of the Illinois General Assembly’s
inability to develop a plan prior to the conclusion of its spring
session in May.
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