| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:24 AM
California's enrollment website for Obamacare coverage was restored Monday after a five-day outage due to software problems.
The online troubles frustrated many consumers, enrollment counselors and insurance agents who wanted to use the Covered...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A Republican state lawmaker sued California’s health insurance exchange, saying it overstepped its authority by refusing to allow more than 900,000 people to keep their existing health policies.
In his suit, state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin)...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stretched its lead over rival Blue Shield of California in the state's healthcare-coverage exchange, new data show.
Anthem signed up 223,630 people through Jan. 31, or 31% of California's exchange market as part of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt vetoed a new labor agreement that would have shifted some health insurance costs from the city to the employees' union, triggering an automatic vote on March 19 to sustain or override him.
Aldermen had approved that deal...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Enrollment in Obamacare coverage slowed last month in California, hurt by a recent website outage.
New federal data show 868,936 Californians signed up for health insurance in the state's exchange through March 1.
But that's a modest gain of about 40,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The buzzer is about to sound on Obamacare enrollment.
Less than two weeks are left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the federal law that went into effect this year. It requires that most Americans have health insurance...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:11 AM
For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente ranked highest in customer satisfaction for health insurance among California policyholders, according to ratings firm J.D. Power & Associates.
But two other major rivals -- Blue Shield of California...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:47 PM
A new teachers' contract for Maine Township High School District 207 will give teachers a 2 percent salary increase next year and increases matching the Consumer Price Index for the next four years of the contract, district officials said.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Nearly half of callers to California's health insurance exchange in February and March couldn't get through and abandoned their call, state figures show.
Those service woes could worsen as more people try to beat the March 31 deadline to get Obamacare...
| Mar 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Orland Park.
I'm lucky enough to be a student on a full-ride scholarship to Northwestern University, thanks to unfortunate and unwanted circumstances. My father experienced a sudden fatal heart attack in...
| Apr 17, 2014
Letters to the editor from New Lenox, Orland Park, Flossmoor, Hickory Hills, Evergreen Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen and Frankfort.
So it looks like the "temporary" state tax increase will become permanent. The claim is the need to...