Share “Gov. Quinn welcomes health insurance 'co-op'”

Gov. Quinn welcomes health insurance 'co-op'

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 25, 2012 at 3:05 am •  Published: December 25, 2012
Advertisement

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is welcoming the news that a nonprofit organization plans to offer health insurance in the state starting in 2014.

The new nonprofit — called Land of Lincoln Health — announced last week it is applying for a state license and has received a $160 million federal loan to begin operations.

In a statement Monday, Quinn called the announcement "another positive step to provide the people of Illinois more choices" in health care.

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law created a category of insurance carriers called Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, or "co-ops."

Land of Lincoln Health was incorporated by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. It's the first co-op in Illinois to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Kim Davis is a Democrat. Why does that matter?
  2. 2
    Watch Oklahoma's top mental health officer dress, dance as Michael Jackson
  3. 3
    Tahlequah police tighten patrols in response to high-profile cases of violence toward officers
  4. 4
    I-40 westbound closed in east OKC due to trailer fire
  5. 5
    Hearing for indicted Rogers County commissioner moved to next week
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending health Article