Illinois Seeks Comments on Health Insurance Exchange

November 22, 2010

The state of Illinois is asking for public comment on an online insurance exchange. They are seeking for comments about the financing, governance, and structure of the exchange, which would make health insurance coverage available to individuals and small businesses.

Under the healthcare reform laws passed last March, each state must have exchanges operational by the year 2014.

The website for the Illinois Health Care Reform Implementation Council has more than two dozen questions for the public to consider, including questions like, “Should health plans compete on price and quality to get into the exchange? Or should all insurers be allowed to sell coverage?” and “Should there be one exchange or two for the individual and small group markets?”

Comments, which can be emailed to, should be submitted no later than December 3rd.