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Illinois employers get $41M for health coverage

A new federal report shows employers in Illinois received nearly $41 million last year to help them maintain health care coverage for early retirees. The federal funding comes from a program created by the Affordable Care Act, the national health care law. In Illinois, 337 employers have been accepted into the early retiree program. Get the full story »

Poll: Health care reform becoming more appealing

Americans may becoming more comfortable with the health care overhaul law.

An unofficial online poll of participants in a Tribune Web chat Thursday showed that two-thirds, or 66 percent, like the legislation better now than when it was first passed by Congress and signed into law last spring by President Barack Obama. Get the full story »

Report on health care overhaul in Illinois delayed

A panel that will make recommendations on how Illinois implements the national health care law is delaying its report to Gov. Pat Quinn by one month. Spokesman Mike Claffey says the Health Care Reform Implementation Council now plans to submit a report to Quinn on Jan. 31. The original target was Dec. 31. Get the full story »