Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says more than 100-thousand people have enrolled through the Affordable Care Act. But Quinn left out two very important facts, almost all of those people were early enrollees in Cook County last year, and every single one of them enrolled in Medicaid.
So what about the rest of Illinois? More than 14-thousand have submitted applications for the state’s expanded Medicare program. But, state officials have no idea how many people may have signed up for private insurance through the marketplace. Those numbers will have to come from Washington.