News

Clock Ticking on Healthcare Sign-up

Clock Ticking on Healthcare Sign-up

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

With the deadline looming, Get Covered America is partnering with District 186 to help families in the area sign up for health care under Affordable Care Act.

Scott Cross with the program says one major misconception is the program will be too expensive.

“Almost 77% of people in Illinois who signed up have received some sort of financial assistance on a varying scale” says Cross.

Saturday’s event at Harvard Park Elementary School will have counselors available to sit down with individuals or families and assist them in navigating through the process.  Cross says basic identification and any income documentation is all that is needed.  The event begins at 10am and runs through 4pm tomorrow (Saturday).

Other sites that provide assistance include the Sangamon County Health Department and the Urban League Monday-Friday.  The deadline to enroll is March 31st.

The school is located at 2501 S. 11th Street, Springfield, IL.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Glenn Frey eyes Eagles musical

glennfrey

The guitarist is contemplating developing a musical based on songs of the Eagles.

in Music

Roger Daltrey predicts this is the last Who tour

rogerdaltrey

Roger Daltrey says he used to try to sing like it's the first time, but now he sings for what might be the last time.

in Music

Andy Summers: ‘The Police will always have a special bond’

andysummers

Industry insiders claimed the trio's most recent reunion fell apart amid backstage squabbles, but the guitarist says it's just not true.

in Music

WATCH: Stevie Wonder surprises Minneapolis church

12-overlay9

The congregation of New Salem Baptist Church had a Sunday service they won't forget.

in Entertainment

Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

trevornoah

Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart's replacement.