Category Archives: Updates

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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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!

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