State Republicans push for full disclosure of impact of Affordable Care Act

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, has co-sponsored legislation seeking full public disclosure of the impact the new federal health insurance requirements are having in Illinois. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), families in Illinois have been experiencing adverse effects created by the new law.

Families are starting to receive cancellation notices from their current health insurance providers,” Cabello said. “We need to see the numbers so that we can help these families and protect them by offering up solutions. The more information we have, the more we can help those who have been and will be negatively affected by Obamacare.”

House Resolution 680 seeks to have the Illinois Department of Insurance publicly release all available data on the number of Illinoisans whose current health care plan was canceled as a result of the new federal insurance requirements as well as the number of people who have obtained new insurance coverage through the ACA-mandated state health insurance marketplace. The resolution also urges Congress to delay the individual mandate requirement for further examination.

More than 40 Illinois House Republicans have signed on to this legislation in an effort to shed light on this information. H.R. 680 has been filed with the House Clerk and will be added to the House Calendar Order of Resolutions for consideration by the full House of Representatives.

Posted Nov. 8, 2013

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