Healthcare workers to help enroll into affordable health insurance plans

By WEEK Producer

Healthcare workers to help enroll into affordable health insurance plans

December 11, 2013 Updated Dec 11, 2013 at 9:23 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced today to hire 132 additional healthcare workers through the Affordable Care Act for a total of nearly 3.3 million dollars.

The healthcare workers will help individuals and families enroll into affordable health insurance plans.

The funding will help enrollment assistance efforts as more Illinoisans access affordable health insurance coverage through the healthcare reform law.

Healthcare workers will be added to community health centers in Central Illinois: Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington, Heartland Community Health clinic in Peoria, and Knox County in Galesburg.

To see a full list you can visit www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2013tables/outreachandenrollment/il.html