According to federal officials, over 7,000 Illinoisans have picked their health care plans during the first two months of the HealthCare.gov website, which has been plagued with problems.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed 67,036 Illinois residents submitted applications on the new marketplace on behalf of 124,252 people.
However, during October, when the website was only working sporadically, only around 1,370 residents were able to select a plan. Another 5,673 were able to choose their plans in November when repairs to the website began.
The state is relying on the federal website because a state-run marketplace was not approved by the Legislature. The online marketplace is a major part of the Affordable Care Act.
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