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Raffle tickets on sale, and save the date!

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:

https://www.healthcareconsumers.org/shop/

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 hundreds of clients per month, helping them get access to health care, and applying them for health insurance and other benefits and services.

Raffle Drawing and Save the Date for our Holiday Party

The drawing for Raffle prizes will take place at the CCHCC Holiday Party on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Save this date for our Holiday Party!

You don’t need to be present to win for the Raffle Drawing, but of course you’re invited to the party!

Thank you for shopping with, and supporting CCHCC!

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CCHCC has Medicare Open Enrollment resources!

The Medicare Open Enrollment period for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans has begun! Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15 through December 7, 2019 for 2020 coverage.

Do you, or someone you know, need help with Medicare Open Enrollment, signing up for Medicare, or getting financial assistance to make Medicare affordable?

Many people find Medicare confusing. Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) is here to help! Check out our resources below, and/or contact us to schedule an appointment to get help (our services are free): call 217-352-6533 and ask to schedule an appointment, or email us at cchcc@cchcc-il.org.

Continue for resource links and more.

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New Fact Chat video on State’s Medicaid problems

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.

Coming soon!
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.

Sincerely,

Claudia Lennhoff
Executive Director
Champaign County Health Care Consumers

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Take action TODAY for legislation to lower prescription drug prices!

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.

Take action and read more.

ACA Open Enrollment Community Meeting

Open Enrollment for health insurance available on the Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) starts today, November 1, 2019!

Do you, or someone you know, need help signing up for health insurance? Do you know if you qualify for financial help with your health insurance?

Everyday people need help signing up for health insurance – whether it be Medicaid, or ACA Marketplace plans. Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) is here to help!

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