The health insurance marketplace is open.
The joint state-federal initiative to help uninsured Illinoisans get health coverage has gone live at the website getcoveredillinois.gov. That site also directs people to local agencies to provide further assistance… but many of them may be unable to provide it right away.
For example, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health is listed… but director Jim Stone says his staff is still waiting for the state to certify them to provide guidance under the health care reform law. Stone says he doesn’t expect that certification to arrive until next week at the earliest.