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Get Covered Illinois' second open enrollment period begins Nov. 15

CHICAGO (KFVS) -

Governor Pat Quinn announced on Thursday that the second year of open healthcare enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin on Saturday, Nov. 15.

According to a news release, more than 700,000 people across the state gained access to health coverage in the first year it was offered.

The second open enrollment period is a three-month window running from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15.

“In just one year more than 700,000 people across Illinois are receiving healthcare thanks to the Affordable Care Act,” Governor Quinn said. “While we've made tremendous progress, access to healthcare is a fundamental right and we won't stop until everyone has the proper care they deserve. In year two, we are pushing even harder to get everyone in Illinois covered and to make sure no one is left out.”

More information about open enrollment events around the state can be found by visiting GetCoveredIllinois.gov/events/

For additional information on healthcare options, call (866) 311-1119 or visit GetCoveredIllinois.gov.

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