Illinois’ new online health insurance exchange may experience the same technical problems that are plaguing marketplaces in other states. Gov. Pat Quinn claims there haven’t been reports of long delays, glitches, and error messages on the Get Covered Illinois site so far, but won’t promise that the marketplace will always run smoothly.
Click here for summary
“When Apple unveils a new device, they may have some minor problems and glitches that need to be resolved, but they go forward,” Quinn said. “They don’t just stop and say ‘Well, we’re going to take a year off.’ They understand how important it is to carry out the mission.” In a move perhaps to discourage an overload of traffic to the site, Quinn emphasized that Illinois residents have until Dec. 15 to sign up in order to begin receiving coverage by Jan. 1, 2014. Enrollment in the marketplace is open until the end of March of next year.