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Who will really own the Champaign County Nursing Home?

October 30, 2018

Who will really own the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) after the County Board voted to sell it? Have you ever heard of Atied Associates, LLC? Did you know that Atied Associates, LLC owns a bunch of nursing homes in IL that are rated as having below average or much below average staffing levels?

As it turns out, CCHCC has uncovered the fact that Atied Associates, LLC will be a 50% owner of CCNH, along with William “Avi” Rothner, if the sale of CCNH is approved by the state.

CCHCC held a press conference yesterday to inform the community about this development in the sale of the CCNH. Please see below for more information about what we uncovered and to see the media coverage from yesterday.

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CCHCC presents Medicare Open Enrollment Community Meeting

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Champaign Public Library

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!

Open Enrollment for Medicare has begun – it is from October 15, 2018 to December 7, 2018 for 2019 coverage. So, it is time to get ready!

At our upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment Community Meeting, we will provide information and help answer questions. Please plan to attend!

WHAT:  Medicare Open Enrollment Community Meeting

WHEN:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10 a.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 Medicare Act Open Enrollment Community Meeting to find out what you need to know to get ready for Medicare Open Enrollment!  We will discuss:

  • The main components of Medicare (Parts A-D);
  • How to enroll in, or change plans with, Medicare Part D, Advantage, and Medigap/Supplemental insurance;
  • Medicaid coverage for those with Medicare; and
  • Other programs for local Medicare beneficiaries, including financial assistance.

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.

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.

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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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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