As the ObamaCare plan faced negative feedback in the midterm elections, and the Republicans capture the majority, many pondered the fate of Illinois medical insurance policies. The polls illustrated that 30 percent of Americans, who participated in the AP’s Poll, surveyed by Stanford University and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation commend ObamaCare and all the terms of the Patient Protection Affordability and Care Act PPACA)). Others were concerned about America’s financial stability, the medical profession’s future coupled with the quality of medical care.
For example, Illinois medical insurance agencies might not rejected children under the age of 19, who suffer from a pre-existing medical condition. In turn, the vast majority of top Illinois health insurance companies dropped child-only policies.
Some Republicans were of the opinion that the health reform bill requires major revisions.
Most Illinois health insurance representatives praised the enforced laws. Cholesterol testing and cancer screening were a required component of all Illinois medical insurance plans.
Aside from making preventative health benefits and coverage for children with preexisting conditions, another required component of medical insurance was coverage for dependent children until 26 years old.
The law provided subsidies for families earning up to four hundred percent of poverty level, so even a family of four that makes ninety thousand dollars a year could receive a partial subsidy. Furthermore, households that were too impoverished to file federal income taxes (for example, a married couple making nineteen thousand dollars a year) were exempt from the mandate on hardship grounds.