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On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the challenges to the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act. Now it's your turn. Let us know your opinions of these local, state and national reactions to the high court's decision.

Health Care Consumers Concerned About Lack Of ACA Promotion


The federal government cut the advertising budget for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A health care group says that means more people have to spread the word about open enrollment. 

Claudia Lenhoff, executive director of Champaign County Health Care Consumers, said the federal government has cut the advertising budget for the ACA by 90 percent this year.

"That means across the country people won’t be seeing some kind of ads in different media," Lenhoff said.

Lenhoff hopes doctors and social service groups step up and spread the word to their patients and clients about open enrollment.

Lenhoff added it is even more important to spread the word about the ACA open enrollment period this year, because the federal government cut the enrollment time in half to 45 days.

Open enrollment runs from November 1 through December 15.