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ACA Open Enrollment Community Meeting

Champaign County Health Care Consumers presents:

ACA Open Enrollment Community Meeting

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library

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!

The ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment is only 45 days long! Open Enrollment for the Marketplace is from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018 for 2019 coverage. So, it is time to get ready!

CCHCC’s federally-certified staff are the most experienced enrollment counselors in our community. At our upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Community Meeting, we will provide information and help answer questions. Please plan to attend!

WHAT:  ACA Open Enrollment Community Meeting

WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Champaign Public Library – 200 W. Green Street, Champaign

MISC.: Free parking • Near CU-MTD bus lines • Wheelchair Accessible • Refreshments

Join us at the Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Community Meeting to find out what you need to know for you and your family. We will discuss:

  • Types of health insurance offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the Affordable Care Act/ACA/”Obamacare”/healthcare.gov);
  • Financial assistance available to make health insurance more affordable;
  • Exemptions from the Individual Responsibility Requirement (“the mandate”) and how to apply; and
  • How you can get ready for the ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment.

This Community Meeting is presented by Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC), and co-sponsored by: Barham Benefit Group, Carle, Christie Clinic, OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Health Alliance Medical Plans, Cunningham Township, and Promise Healthcare.

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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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What’s At Stake In The Latest Affordable Care Act Court Battle

September 5, 2018

An important legal battle is being waged against the Affordable Care Act in the Texas v. U.S. court case.

This is a case that will most likely end up going to the Supreme Court of the United States, and that is why so many health care advocates are opposing the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

To learn more about the ACA court case, see the article by NPR’s Julie Rovner.

Champaign County Health Care Consumers

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Save these dates, and get your new CCHCC t-shirts!!

Champaign County Health Care Consumers is excited to announce two upcoming meetings in October to help get our community ready for Open Enrollment for the ACA Marketplace and for Medicare – read below to learn more, and save these dates!

We are also excited to announce that new CCHCC t-shirts are available for purchase (proceeds help support our Rx Fund), and we have new colors and styles! Read at the bottom of this message to check out our new t-shirts.

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Medicare news for you! And save the date Thursday, October 25, 2018

If you have Medicare, or care for someone who has Medicare, we have important news for you!

Please read below to learn more about the new Medicare Cards, and also to save the date for CCHCC’s upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment Community Meeting.

Keep an eye out for your new Medicare card, and learn what to do once you get it!

Read more.

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

[Para español por favor siga la página hasta abajo]

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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VOTE TODAY! An easy way to help support CCHCC if you shop at Common Ground Food Co-op!

September 17, 2018

Are you a member of the Common Ground Food Co-op (CGFC)?  If so, there is a very easy way that you can help support Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC)!

Voting for CGFC’s “Round Up for Good” is now taking place, in order to select the organizations that will be featured in 2019.

Voting is only open until Friday, September 21 (this week!), so please take some time soon to cast your vote for CCHCC!

In order to vote, you need to be – or become – a member of the CGFC. See below for information on how to cast your vote to support CCHCC (note: you can vote for up to 11 organizations!).

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What you need to know about tomorrow’s Public Hearing on the Sale of our Nursing Home

There will be a Public Hearing on the sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) tomorrow – Thursday, September 13, 2018 – at the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Champaign.

Location: The Hyatt Place hotel is located at 217 N. Neil Street, on the southwest corner of Neil Street and Church Street in downtown Champaign. Free parking is available in the attached garage, which you can enter from Church Street.

Times for Hearing: The Public Hearing will have two sessions in order to accommodate people’s schedules: from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

We encourage everyone who is concerned about the sale of the CCNH to William “Avi” Rothner and his companies to attend this Public Hearing, even if you do not plan to give testimony.

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