Online tool shows how healthcare law impacts Illinois

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Heading into the Mother’s Day weekend, President Barack Obama is promoting the benefits to women from the Affordable Healthcare Act.

The president called healthcare a right, speaking to women’s groups at the White House He’s urging mothers to enroll their children for healthcare insurance in the fall.

The president cited the Affordable Healthcare Act benefits, including easier access to mammograms and birth control along with the ability to keep kids on their parents insurance until the age of 26.

Republicans are still fighting to kill the Affordable Healthcare Act, which is due to take effect next year.

Barb Otto, the CEO of Healthcare and Disability Advocates, talked to WGN about a new online tool that show how the law impacts Illinois.

Check out the Visuzlizing Health Care Reform tool here.

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