Illinois Health Insurance Laws

Illinois Approves Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health Via Telehealth

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved legislation mandating the state’s Medicaid program to reimburse behavioral and mental health providers for telehealth. The bill was one of five signed into law this week by Rauner, all designed to improve access to mental healthcare and increase treatment opportunities in the midst of an opioid abuse crisis. “We […]

Illinois insurers plan 2018 double-digit ACA rate increases

Illinois consumers and small businesses using Obamacare will have fewer insurers to choose from and could face double-digit rate hikes for health plans they buy on the exchanges. On average, the highest rate increase proposed for plans to be sold to Illinois small businesses is nearly 47 percent, and for consumers, 43 percent, according to […]

United Healthcare and University of Chicago Network Participation Update

Despite continued efforts by both parties to negotiate a new contract, UnitedHealthcare has not yet reached an agreement to extend the University of Chicago’s participation in their network. If they are unable to reach an agreement, the University of Chicago Medical Center and the University of Chicago Physicians Group will no longer participate in the […]

House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

House Republicans just passed their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, a plan that reduces taxes but puts millions at risk of losing their health insurance, including people with preexisting conditions, older Americans, and the poor. The vote on Thursday was close — 217 in favor of the bill and 213 against — and split […]