Today’s The Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare

Study: Repealing Obamacare Would Double Uninsured Rate By 2019
In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to preserve health insurance coverage even as he pursues repeal of the Obama-era overhaul that provided it to millions of uninsured people. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP)
Study: Repealing Obamacare Would Double Uninsured Rate By 2019
In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to preserve health insurance coverage even as he pursues repeal of the Obama-era overhaul that provided it to millions of uninsured people. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP)

Today’s The Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare

In Cook County, premiums for plans available through the Affordable Care Act exchange jumped dramatically this year-- although subsidies can blunt those increases for many people. That reflects a national trend. However, figures from the Federal department of Health and Human Services show that sign-ups are up, compared to last year. A spokesman credits better marketing.