Updated July 23 9:01 a.m. with reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky
Illinois is beginning to implement the Affordable Care Act. The Governor signed a major component of it into law Monday.
Government backed health insurance is available to seniors; Medicare kicks in at age 65.
And Medicaid's available to low-income children, and their parents.
The new law will extend Medicaid to childless adults with incomes under $16,000.
State Senator Heather Steans, the Chicago Democrat who sponsored the legislation.