Obamacare Enrollment in Illinois Just 7,000 in First Two Months

President's home state


Through two months of open enrollment in new health insurance plans created under President Barack Obama's health care law, nearly 365,000 Americans have selected policies, including 7,043 in Illinois, administration officials said Wednesday. 

The numbers, which include sign-ups from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, are still short of the roughly 500,000 the Obama administration estimated would sign up in October alone, the first month of the new health insurance exchanges designed for consumers to compare and purchase health coverage.