The Illinois Health and Hospital Association was one of 24 state hospital associations to file a brief last week urging a federal appeals court to reverse a judge's decision late last year to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
Affordable Care Act plans are often "out of reach" for many middle class Illinoisans looking to buy insurance on their own without subsidies available under the federal health law, according to a recent report.
A total of 312,280 Illinoisans selected or picked plans during the Affordable Care Act enrollment period that ended Dec. 15, according to updated numbers released late last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Illinois Democratic U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin called on the Trump administration Thursday to withdraw recently issued guidance for states pursuing waivers from the Affordable Care Act.