July 3, 2019
We recently updated you on the problems that are plaguing the IL Medicaid system, and SNAP (food stamps) program, thanks to a glitchy program that Illinois purchased from Deloitte, and also thanks to understaffing of caseworkers in the IL Department of Human Services.
Please check out our newest Fact Chat video, in which CCHCC’s Client Services Coordinator, Adani Sanchez, and our Executive Director, Claudia Lennhoff, discuss this problem and its impact on consumers and our organization.
For more information on this issue, you can visit CCHCC’s webpage on the Medicaid backlog.
As we continue to work on this issue, we will keep you updated. Our co-worker, Ashley Buckley, has been doing deep research into this issue and how this situation came about, and what other states have experienced (hint: Illinois is not alone in its problems with Deloitte’s system). We will post that research soon. We’ll let you know when it is available.
Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Have you heard or read about this? There are serious problems with the Medicaid system in Illinois, leaving communities – and organizations like Champaign County Health Care Consumers – to pick up the pieces in order to help consumers who need their coverage, and access to care.
Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) celebrated 42 years of organizing for health care access and justice at our 2019 Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, May 3, 2019. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the Dinner was a great success and a wonderful time.
Thank you to everyone who made it to the dinner! We enjoyed your company and hope to see you all again next year!
llinois patients and seniors need your help to lower prescription drugs. Drug companies are making huge profits by hiking up the prices on prescription drug
A recent poll showed that in Illinois, 27% of families said they had skipped filling a prescription in the last year because of the high costs of prescriptions.
In Illinois, we have an unprecedented opportunity to pass legislation that would create greater oversight and transparency on drugs, and that would help reduce the cost of drugs.
That is why CCHCC is joining the fight for affordable prescription drugs.