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 and more than 30,000 applications were completed.

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