Feds approve Illinois expansion of Obamacare coverage for opioid addiction

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Illinois consumers who buy health insurance on the state’s Obamacare exchange will get more coverage aimed at treating and preventing opioid addiction, starting in 2020. On Monday, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved Illinois’ request to expand the list of medical services that exchange insurers in Illinois must cover. Most people in Illinois get health insurance through employers or government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, but this year more than 300,000 Illinois residents had insurance through the Obamacare exchange.