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Helping the uninsured navigate healthcare purchase

The Chicago Tribune, April 15, 2013

Less than six months remain before nearly 1 million Illinoisans can begin signing up for subsidized health insurance, the first major step in kicking off the most ambitious overhaul of the nation's health care system in a generation. Yet not nearly enough of those eligible to receive government assistance to buy health coverage — a key provision in President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul law — know anything about it. While both Illinois and the federal government plan a marketing blast to introduce the program to consumers, the brunt of that effort will not arrive until summer.