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Why we’re in DC on my birthday

It’s my birthday, and five of us CCHCC staff members rented a mini-van, and hit the road for a 12-hour drive to Washington, DC. This isn’t a vacation for my birthday – we are traveling for an important meeting and conference.

CCHCC is a small non-profit without a lot of resources, so we’re doing this on the cheap. To save money, we don’t fly – we drive. And we will cramp ourselves into a hotel room for several days, and we will spend our days learning as much as we can, attending workshops and meetings. And when the conference is over, we’ll get back into the rented mini-van and make the 12-hour trip back to Champaign, and get back to work – exhausted, but energized and strengthened with the new knowledge and tools that we gain from coming to DC.

My birthday and CCHCC anniversary wish
Once again, as I have for so many of my birthdays over the past 20+ years, I won’t be at home; I’ll be traveling and attending the Families USA Health Action conference in DC.

You can help me celebrate my 53rd birthday and my 22 year anniversary of working at CCHCC by making a contribution to CCHCC to help cover our expenses for this important trip, and to support our work in our community. DONATE NOW.

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The greatest gift.

We at Champaign County Health Care Consumers think that health is the greatest gift!

As you prepare for the holidays, please consider giving the greatest gift – the gift of health – by making an end-of-the-year contribution to Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC).

(And, by the way, you can also purchase a CCHCC T-shirt as a cool holiday gift – proceeds benefit CCHCC!)

Every month, our dedicated and highly skilled staff help give the gift of health to hundreds of community members by providing free services to help people get the health care, health insurance, prescriptions, and other services and benefits that they need.

Every year, Champaign County Health Care Consumers helps our community members enroll in health insurance – whether it is Medicare, Medicaid, or ACA Marketplace plans.

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December 2018 – Health insurance is complicated please support CCHCC’s enrollment work.

Did you know that Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) gets no federal or state funding to help community members enroll in health insurance? And yet, even without federal or state funding, CCHCC has been doing enrollment work for the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace plans since the very beginning – October 2013. And our services are free!

CCHCC staff are federally Certified Application Counselors, and we provide our free services to help thousands of community members get, and keep, affordable health insurance. Besides ACA Marketplace plans, our staff also help with Medicare enrollment, Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, and Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care plans.

How can we do this work without federal or state grants? The funding that supports CCHCC’s enrollment work comes from community support – including from individual contributions from people like you!

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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!

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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!