CCHCC E-Mail Newsletter – March 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:
National health care reform is constantly changing and the battle is not over yet! Please read our ongoing updates to learn about next steps, what is in the legislation, and how you can take action to support health reform! http://www.HealthCareconsumers.org/index.php?action=Display-Page&id=747
— 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign:
The 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign has now met with every member of the Champaign City Council to discuss the toxic site at 5th & Hill Streets and explain how harmful the City’s groundwater ordinance is. We demand the City protect its residents and repeal the ordinance. Click here to learn more about the ordinance and to sign the petition in support of repeal:
— Medicare Task Force:
Want to learn more about Medicare and issues facing Medicare beneficiaries? Then visit our helpful links to learn more today:
2. HEALTH ACTION NETWORK – TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Join us for a health care debate featuring Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of our friends, Physicians for a National Health Program, on March 9.
WHAT: *Who Controls Your Health Care: a Debate on Free Markets vs.
– Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
– Steffie Woolhandler, Professor of Medicine at Harvard and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program
WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 • 4:00-5:30 pm
WHERE: Deliotte Auditorium, Business Instructional Facility
515 E. Gregory St., Champaign, IL
Sponsored by the Center for Business and Public Policy in the College of Business
3. ASK AN ADVOCATE
Question: I have Medicaid insurance and need to find a dentist. What are my options?
Answer: In Illinois, Doral Dental manages the dental services for Medicaid beneficiaries. Call Doral at 1-888-286-2447 to find a dentist that accepts Medicaid.
CCHCC’s Consumer Health Hotline can also provide you with a list of local dentist that accept Medicaid. Call us at (217) 352-6533.
4. UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
— Attend the next Health Care Access Task Force meeting on Thursday, March 11, 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, March 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church (210 W. University in Champaign). Call Anne at (217) 352-6533 for more information.
— ** Save the Date! ** CCHCC’s Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, April 23, 2010 in Champaign. More information to follow. We hope to see you there!
5. SUPPORT CCHCC
Share-A-Meal with CCHCC & Community Shares! – There’s a place at the table for you
Join us for the seventh annual Share-A-Meal with Community Shares on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. The event is sponsored by Community Shares of Illinois, a non-profit organization representing over 75 local charities, including CCHCC.
Four restaurants in Champaign-Urbana are expected to donate 20-50% of their sales on March 9th to Community Shares of Illinois and its member organizations. Just enjoy your meal—the restaurant will do the rest. Using pledge cards provided at each restaurant, diners will also have the option to direct a portion of their bill to CCHCC or any of the 75 charities that are members of Community Shares of Illinois.
Participating restaurants in Champaign-Urbana include:
• Luna – 116 N. Chestnut, Champaign (lunch)
• Siam Terrace – 212 W. Main St., Urbana (dinner)
• Great Impasta – 156 C Lincoln Square, Urbana (lunch & dinner)
• Black Dog Smoke & Ale House – 201 N. Broadway Avenue, Urbana (lunch & dinner)
For more information about Share-A-Meal, visit www.share-a-meal.org.