AHA/ASA Chicago Board President Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD spoke today at a press conference organized by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announcing the launch of Get Covered Illinois, the Illinois healthcare marketplace mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  Dr. Lloyd-Jones spoke about the importance of preventative healthcare in avoiding heart attacks, strokes, and other potentially life-threatening conditions.  Millions of Illinoisans are now eligible to shop for healthcare plans via www.getcoveredillinois.gov, with the coverage set to begin on Jan. 1 2014.