Numbers show first month Affordable Care Act enrollment in Illinois

By WEEK Producer

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM CDT

Preliminary enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act in Illinois have just been released.

During the first month of operation, some 1,300 Illinois residents selected a private health care plan through GetCoveredIllinois.gov and more than 30,000 applications were completed.

The program's executive director said she expects the numbers to rapidly increase as the federal healthcare.gov website is corrected.