Health insurance has been a hot topic this past year across the nation. State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) recently took a tour of several hospitals and health centers in his district to get a better idea of the progress being made in healthcare in Central Illinois, and gives a lot of credit to the Affordable Care Act for improving healthcare in his district.
Senator Manar appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and says rural hospitals in our area are taking great steps forward in bringing better healthcare to Central Illinois.
Manar says the biggest progress in health care coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act have come in rural areas of the country such as Manar's district, which has helped hospitals in this area.
Manar also mentioned the jobs impact that the healthcare has in Central Illinois, noting that hospitals in the 48th Illinois District employ roughly ten-thousand employees directly.