Important health care reform websites and phone numbers
Through the Affordable Care Act (also known as health care reform) beginning Oct. 1, consumers are able to begin shopping and enrolling on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace, Get Covered Illinois. The website address now activated is www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov. The state has also launched a Get Covered Illinois Help Desk with a toll-free number, 1-866-311-1119, to be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Also, a new online Medicaid enrollment platform has been launched at www.ABE.illinois.gov.
In addition to the state and local website and toll-free number, a federal website and number are available; www.Healthcare.gov has a live chat feature. The 24-hour number is 1-800-318-2596 and offers more than 150 languages.
According to DrugAbuse.gov, there are nearly 15,000 drug addiction treatment facilities in the US that provide some level of counseling, therapy and case management. Learn more here: http://www.quitalcohol.com/health-insurance-and-addiction.html