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Illinois congresswoman offers help on how to navigate 'Obamacare'

Likely feeling the crush of questions on how this new Affordable Care Act will work (even I’m getting them) U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) posted an “Obamacare toolkit” on her web site.

There’s links, 1-800 numbers, explainers on the impact, how to get benefits and how to qualify.

Says Schakowsky: “Much of Obamacare has already taken effect – and many Illinoisans have already taken advantage of it. In the 9th Congressional District of Illinois, 6,600 young adults up to age 26 have been able remain on their parents’ health plan. Up to 36,000 children are protected against preexisting conditions exclusions. More than 8,700 seniors in my District have received discounts worth $13.8 million on their prescription drugs since the passage of Obamacare.”