Many health care leaders in Illinois cheered the demise of House Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill Friday — but it didn't take long for reality to quiet the celebration.
Despite the bill's downfall, challenges remain in Illinois and across the U.S. when it comes to health insurance, they said.
"We can stop and take a breath and regroup, (but) I wouldn't say celebrate because I don't think the work is over," said John Peller, president and CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. "I think everyone agrees, Republicans and Democrats alike, that the Affordable Care Act as it stands now is far from perfect and needs improvement."
The U.S. House of...