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12/25/2012 7:54:00 AM
Quinn says health insurance nonprofit wants to work for Illinois


Quinn to have Christmas lunch with service members

BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is spending Christmas Day with service members from the Great Lakes Naval Base.

He plans to have lunch Tuesday with service members in Berwyn for the annual “Christmas Day with the Sailors” event.

The Chicago Democrat recently returned from his annual trip to Germany to deliver holiday cards to U.S. service members at the Landstuhl (LAHND’-shtool) Regional Medical Center.

Quinn is urging Illinois residents to support military veterans this holiday season by donating their unused frequent flier miles to Operation Hero Miles. The program aims to make sure service members are able to travel to visit their families while on leave.


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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is welcoming the news that a nonprofit organization plans to offer health insurance in the state starting in 2014.

The new nonprofit — called Land of Lincoln Health — announced last week it is applying for a state license and has received a $160 million federal loan to begin operations.

In a statement Monday, Quinn called the announcement “another positive step to provide the people of Illinois more choices” in health care.

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law created a category of insurance carriers called Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, or “co-ops.”

Land of Lincoln Health was incorporated by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. It's the first co-op in Illinois to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.












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