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More Americans, Illinoisans enrolling in Obamacare, despite uncertainty

More Americans, Illinoisans enrolling in Obamacare, despite uncertainty

Uncertainty surrounding the future of Obamacare hasn't stopped a growing number of consumers in Illinois and across the nation from buying health insurance through the law's exchanges this year.

More than 2.1 million Americans — including 68,192 Illinoisans — selected health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchange since open enrollment began Nov. 1, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesday.

In Illinois, that's up nearly 1,400 over the same time last year, and nationally, that's about 97,000 more compared with November 2015.

"People are trying to get coverage while they can," said Sabrina Corlette, a...

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