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Lawmakers hope to work out online healthcare kinks

SPRINGFIELD -- It's no secret the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act has been rocky.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's no secret the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act has been rocky. That's why a group of state lawmakers is working to try to minimize any problems here.

They're asking the state for numbers to find out how many people have enrolled so far and how many people are losing coverage as a result. Currently, there's no data available which shows what's happening with people who are dealing with private insurance through "Get Covered Illinois."

Republican lawmakers say, if they know, they'll be able to come up with follow-up legislation before it's too late. In some states, thousands of people are being dropped from insurance. They say they don't want to see the same thing happen here.

The state says it's already signed up more than 100,000 people through the website. They're all on Medicaid though, not private insurance.

Lawmakers behind the push say they're also urging the President to move back the sign-up deadline. It's something some Illinois congressmen want too.
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