- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A proposal to establish a state-run health insurance marketplace is advancing in the Illinois Senate.

A House committee in a 9-6 vote Monday approved legislation creating a state-run website as the Legislature begins its final week of the fall veto session.

Supporters of creating a state-run website say an impending end-of-year deadline to receive up to $300 million in federal funding plus a coming U.S. Supreme Court decision on tax credits spurred legislative action. Illinois residents currently purchase insurance on the national HealthCare.gov website.

The Illinois Senate approved an exchange last year. The measure faces some opposition in the House. But the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Robyn Gabel, says she’s working to gather support for the measure.

Gov. Pat Quinn supports the legislation.

___

The legislation is SB636.

Online: www.ilga.gov


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide