CHICAGO (AP) - More than 351,000 Illinois residents have signed up for health insurance under the health care law, despite Republican efforts to repeal "Obamacare." That's about 4,400 more people than at the same time last year.
Federal figures released Tuesday show 13 percent of enrollees live in rural Illinois. About half are between 45 and 64-years-old, and another quarter are 18 to 34-years-old. Fifty-four percent are white.
Three out of four qualify for cost-reducing tax credits of $366 per month, on average.
Enrollment continues on HealthCare.gov through the end of January. Consumers have until Sunday to sign up for coverage starting Feb. 1.
Nationally, 11.5 million people have signed up for marketplace coverage as of Dec. 24. That's 290,000 more than last year at the same time.