Sangamon County health officials are picking up the pace of appointments to help local residents get signed up for required health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The health department has scheduled dozens of appointments to assist people in navigating the online signup. But county health director Jim Stone says so far, all of those people have wound up going through the state’s expanded Medicaid program… not the troubled federal website, so he still doesn’t know if the nagging problems with healthcare.gov have really been fixed.
Stone says a full contingent of staff is on standby to help people sign up for coverage before a December 23rd deadline. [To schedule an appointment, call the Sangamon County Department of Public Health.]