New CCHCC Video Series: Health Care Fact Chat!
In order to provide information on various topics related to the attacks on the ACA and Medicaid, CCHCC has launched a new video series called Health Care Fact Chat, where we will discuss one topic at a time. Here are the first four Fact Chats:
#1 - CCHCC Health Care Fact Chat: Medicaid Cuts in the AHCA
#2 - CCHCC Health Care Fact Chat: CBO Score of the Amended AHCA
#3 - Health Care Fact Chat: The Senate's Health Care Bill (surprise - it's the AHCA!)
#4 - Health Care Fact Chat: The Senate's Devastating Health Care Bill Revealed
What you can do to help save the Champaign County Nursing Home!
The Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) is an important community health asset, but it is in financial distress largely as a result of the State of Illinois' failures to make Medicaid payments.
CCHCC believes that we, as a community, should work to save the Champaign County Nursing Home. Selling this important public health care asset to a for-profit corporation would be a tremendous loss to our community, and there are many reasons to fear a decline in quality of care. To learn more about CCHCC's position on the Champaign County Nursing Home, and why we supported a property tax increase and opposed the referendum to sell or dispose of the CCNH, please see our action alert from March of this year:
Add your name to our petition
calling on the State of Illinois to improve its Medicaid application and
payment process. With your help, we can build enough public pressure to make
the State of Illinois more responsive to the CCNH.
2017 CCHCC Annual Awards Dinner
Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) celebrated 40 years of organizing for health care access and justice at our 2017 Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, April 28, 2017.
This year marks CCHCC's 40th Anniversary (1977 - 2017) of community organizing for health care access and justice! With nearly 200 people in attendance, the Dinner was a great success and a wonderful time. Click here to see the recap, photos, videos, and the slideshow.
Help defend and protect the ACA!
CCHCC needs YOU to keep up the pressure on our legislators to #ProtectOurCare and stop the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA / GOP repeal plan). The AHCA would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA / "Obamacare") and result in 24 million Americans losing health insurance. Download this Take Action leaflet for a sample calling script. The leaflet also includes phone numbers as well as multiple ways to take action.
CCHCC hosted a Community Meeting on the American Health Care Act on Monday, March 20. Download our in-depth presentation (pdf)! Also, check out these great resources on the AHCA: Key Points (2-page pdf) and data from the US Senate Special Committee on Aging on how the AHCA will harm older adults in Illinois (1-page pdf).Unsure of how you would be affected by the repeal of the ACA? Check out this handout (hint: you'll be surprised and shocked!). Lastly, stay updated by joining our email list and following us on Facebook and Twitter. Help us keep up the pressure! #ProtectOurCare #KeepAmericaCovered
December Update: Keep America Covered!
Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) needs your support, and your active and ongoing involvement in our efforts to protect the health security of millions of Americans. The threats in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cut Medicaid, and turn Medicare into a voucher program are very real, and the work to do these things has started in earnest. If these threats become a reality, we will see something we have rarely seen in our nation's history - a march backward in time. The result will be a massive humanitarian crisis. The stakes are very high, and very real. The first thing Congressional leaders plan to do is to dismantle the ACA. This could happen within the month of January 2017. We have no time to waste. We need you, and thousands of individuals like you, to take action today.