Illinois Expands Options for Uninsured with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
(Chicago Tribune) — Illinois has expanded insurance options for people with pre-existing medical conditions, advancing the state’s efforts to implement national health reforms passed last year. The Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, called IPXP, this month began offering comprehensive insurance with a $1,000 deductible to residents who have been uninsured for at least six months. A deductible is the amount someone pays out of pocket before insurance coverage kicks in. Previously, only a $2,000 deductible plan was available.