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When it comes to health care, having the right laws and programs isn’t enough.

So many of us have been fighting so hard to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our work to protect these laws and the programs they’ve created is ongoing, especially in this era of sabotage by the Trump Administration.

But protecting these laws and programs is not enough to make them work.

Everyday people need help signing up for health insurance – whether it be Medicare, Medicaid, or ACA Marketplace plans. And they need help avoiding costly mistakes when doing so – mistakes that can be costly to their health and to their finances.

Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) is here to help!

Read more here.

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CCHCC Survey – can you help with 5 minutes of your time? Por favor ayude a CCHCC!

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Dear Friends,

Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) wants to know how we can serve you and the community better.

We have a brief survey that we would like to ask you to fill out – it takes about 5 minutes on average to complete.

Click here to take our survey in English.

Para tomar el cuestionario en español, oprima aqui.

Whether you have received services from us, referred someone to us, or simply received information that we provide, we want to hear from you!

Your responses will be anonymous.

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Raffle tickets and T-shirts for sale now!

It is that time of year again! The leaves are falling… The temperatures are dropping… (And it’s Open Enrollment…) But your chances of winning a raffle prize are getting warmer! That’s right, folks – it’s time for the Champaign County Health Care Consumers’ (CCHCC) Annual Raffle!

You can purchase your Raffle tickets here.

Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5.

All proceeds from the raffle will be used by CCHCC to support our free client service programs, including our Rx Fund to help individuals cover the costs of their prescriptions. CCHCC provides free case management services to over 500 clients per month, helping them get access to health care, and applying them for health insurance and other benefits and services.

The drawing for Raffle prizes will take place at the CCHCC Holiday Party on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. You don’t need to be present to win, but of course you’re invited to the party!

CCHCC T-shirts for sale!
As long as you’re doing your holiday shopping, why not purchase a beautiful new CCHCC t-shirt? We have short sleeve and long sleeve tees, and a nice selection of colors!

You can purchase your CCHCC T-shirts here.
Thank you for shopping with, and supporting CCHCC!

CCHCC remembers Eliza Catchings

Our community has lost a beloved and dedicated health care advocate, and we at Champaign County Health Care Consumers have lost a dear and devoted friend, and a leader of our Medicare Task Force.

Our beloved Eliza Catchings passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018

A celebration of life for Eliza Catchings will be held tomorrow – Wednesday, November 28, 2018 with visitation at 11 a.m. and the service at noon – Sheriff’s Temple AOH Church, 601 E. Vine Street, Champaign.

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Open Enrollment Pop-up Town Hall w/ Sen. Bennett and Rep. Ammons

Monday 11/26/2018 at 5:30 p.m.!

If you still have questions or need information about getting or renewing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace during this Open Enrollment period, join us at Monday’s special Pop-up Open Enrollment for Health Care Town Hall meeting!

Sen. Scott Bennett and Rep. Carol Ammons are partnering with the Illinois Department of Insurance and CCHCC to host this informational town hall meeting.

About ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment:
Open Enrollment for ACA Marketplace plans ends on December 15, and the healthcare.gov website is “closed” on Sundays for “maintenance”, per the Trump Administration. So, there are only 18 more days for Open Enrollment.

Here are the details for Monday’s Open Enrollment Town Hall meeting:

WHAT:  Town Hall Meeting on Open Enrollment for ACA Marketplace Plans (healthcare.gov)

WHEN:  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Illinois Terminal Building, CityView Banquet & Meeting Center on the 4th Floor – 45 E. University Avenue, Champaign

WHO:  State Senator Scott Bennett, State Representative Carol Ammons, the Illinois Department of Insurance, and Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC)

For more information, please contact Senator Bennett’s district office at 217-355-5252 or visit www.SenatorBennett.com

Buy your CCHCC raffle tickets today!

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Champaign County Health Care Consumers’ (CCHCC) Annual Holiday Raffle!

Purchasing a Holiday Raffle ticket will help CCHCC continue our work to help community members get quality, affordable health care.  All proceeds from the raffle will be used by CCHCC to support our free client service programs, including our Rx Fund to help individuals cover the costs of their prescriptions. CCHCC provides free case management services to over 500 clients per month, helping them get access to health care, and applying them for health insurance and other benefits and services.

Read more here.