CCHCC E-Mail Newsletter – June 2010
1. Campaign & Program Updates
2. Health Action Network
3. Ask an Advocate
4. Upcoming Meetings & Events
5. Support CCHCC
Welcome! Thank you for reading the Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) E-mail Newsletter. The goal of the CCHCC E-mail Newsletter is to keep you up-to-date on CCHCC campaigns and activities, and let you know of ways to support health care justice in your very own community.
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1. CAMPAIGN & PROGRAM UPDATES
— Health Care Access Task Force:
On Thursday, May 26, 2010, CCHCC’s Health Care Access Task Force hosted a Community Meeting on National Health Care Reform. We shared information on the new health reform law, the different provisions, and when they take effect. Visit our website to download materials from the meeting and see pictures.
— 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign:
Stay up-to-date on the 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign by checking out the monthly newsletter. Visit our website to see the newsletter and get updated on the clean-up process, campaign activities, and much more. In this issue we present a new resident profile on Lillian Driver and her experiences living next to a toxic site.
— Medicare Task Force:
On Thursday, May 20, 2010 the Medicare Task Force held a press conference to discuss aspects of the new national health care reform law that affect Medicare beneficiaries. Click to our website to find out important details about the Part D doughnut hole and a possible $250 rebate for Medicare beneficiaries who fall into the doughnut hole.
2. HEALTH ACTION NETWORK – TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Join CCHCC at the Farmer’s Market!
CCHCC will have a table at the Urbana Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 12th. The Farmer’s Market is held in the parking lot of the Lincoln Square Mall – see their website for more details:
Stop by our table, say hello, and sign a petition Find out information about upcoming meetings and get involved today!
3. ASK AN ADVOCATE
Question: I’m a Medicare beneficiary with out-of-pocket costs for my health care. Is there any help for me?
Answer: Yes! CCHCC operates a program with Provena Covenant Medical Center called Medicare 100/Plus. This program offers free and discounted care at Provena Covenant Medical Center to qualified Medicare beneficiaries. This free program allows members to pre-qualify for, and receive, Medicare Part A hospital discounts at Provena Covenant Medical Center.
The Medicare 100/Plus Program offers a sliding scale discount based on household income. These discounts apply to Part A hospital deductibles, coinsurance, and other services provided and billed by Provena Covenant Medical Center.
The Medicare 100/Plus Program is an assurance program – Medicare 100/Plus members have the assurance that hospital costs at Provena Covenant Medical Center will be affordable. To find out more information or to sign up, call Anne at (217) 352-6533.
Call the Consumer Health Hotline with any other questions at (217) 352-6533.
4. UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
— Attend the next Health Care Access Task Force meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church (Green and Goodwin in Urbana). The Health Care Access Task Force meets each month to work on health care access in our community. We’d love to see you there! Call us at(217) 352-6533 with questions or to RSVP.
— Interested in working for a better prescription drug benefit for Medicare beneficiaries? Then join the Medicare Task Force on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church (210 W. Church in Champaign). Call Anne at (217) 352-6533 for more information.
5. SUPPORT CCHCC!
Want to support CCHCC in a unique way? Like any other organization, we work hard to reduce costs and keep operating expenses down. However, there are many supplies and other equipment needed to keep our organization running. Support CCHCC by purchasing and donating supplies or other equipment from our Amazon Wish List. Any purchase you make will be shipped directly to CCHCC. Thank you!