Affordable Care Act marketplace reaches milestone

By WEEK Producer

Affordable Care Act marketplace reaches milestone

February 18, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 4:48 PM CDT

The official online marketplace for Illinois residents has hit a milestone.

The “Get Covered Illinois” website reached one million unique visitors.

So far more than 88,000 of those visitors have selected a private health insurance plan, another 168,000 have enrolled in Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Uninsured residents must enroll in a health insurance policy by March 15 to be covered on April 1.