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  • Enrollment counselor Kenya Williams helps Jerome Davis Jr. 36, sign up for Medicaid last week at the Westside Health Authority in Chicago. For Davis, an unemployed construction worker, expansion of Medicaid means he'll be able to see a doctor without fear of medical bills he can't pay.

      Enrollment counselor Kenya Williams helps Jerome Davis Jr. 36, sign up for Medicaid last week at the Westside Health Authority in Chicago. For Davis, an unemployed construction worker, expansion of Medicaid means he'll be able to see a doctor without fear of medical bills he can't pay.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Although only a few hundred middle-class illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance last month on the crippled federal healthcare.gov website, the poor appear to be having an easier time enrolling in an expansion of medicaid -- and are doing so by the thousands.

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