The insurer shut down at the end of September amid financial woes, sending 49,000 Illinoisans scrambling to find new coverage for the last three months of the year. Shortly before the insurer's closure was announced, it sued the federal government in June for more than
For 2014, insurers asked for
In 2015, Land of
Last week, a federal claims court judge sided with the government, saying the
But it's possible the money could have been used to pay any remaining claims from providers, said
Jost, who's been a proponent of the Affordable Care Act, said the lawsuits show that there's a lot of blame to go around -- including on congressional
"Had (Land of
Under the law, more than 300,000 Illinoisans this year bought health insurance plans on the exchange, and the law also prohibits insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. It also allows parents to keep children on their insurance plans until age 26 and requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
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