Governor JB Pritzker and United States Governors of both parties have requested the federal government to open up a special enrollment period into the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday, Governor Pritzker indicated the bipartisan call was made as there are thousands of Illinoisans that are uninsured and could benefit from such action.
Feedback on such a request has been negative so far from the White House and Gov. Pritzker called the decision 'leadership malpractice'.
Governor Pritzker took the opportunity to blast the President for continuing efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act but reminds Illinoisans whose jobs have been impacted by the coronavirus, they are eligible to enroll now.
Governor Pritzker indicates there are over 1,100 retired healthcare professionals and healthcare workers from out of state to help fight the pandemic locally. He says they are also continuing to work with healthcare students nearing their graduation or end of their programs to allow for early graduation so they can enter the field to help in the fight.