We recently updated you on the problems that are plaguing the IL Medicaid system, and SNAP (food stamps) program, thanks to a glitchy program that Illinois purchased from Deloitte, and also thanks to understaffing of caseworkers in the IL Department of Human Services.
Coming soon! As we continue to work on this issue, we will keep you updated. Our co-worker, Ashley Buckley, has been doing deep research into this issue and how this situation came about, and what other states have experienced (hint: Illinois is not alone in its problems with Deloitte’s system). We will post that research soon. We’ll let you know when it is available.
Claudia Lennhoff Executive Director Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Have you heard or read about this? There are serious problems with the Medicaid system in Illinois, leaving communities – and organizations like Champaign County Health Care Consumers – to pick up the pieces in order to help consumers who need their coverage, and access to care.
Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) celebrated 42 years of organizing for health care access and justice at our 2019 Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, May 3, 2019. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the Dinner was a great success and a wonderful time.
from Ashley Buckley, CCHCC Organization and Data Coordinator
My first time joining CCHCC to Families USA was amazing! I am so happy to be a part of an organization that advocates within local community health care and also at a national level.
While there I was able to engage in several seminars and listen to powerful presenters. Their messages were inspiring and empowering. During A View from the Hill, I heard from Senator’s offices on measures they are taking to create bipartisan comprehensive prescription legislation that would lower drug prices nationwide.
I also attended a few seminars that elaborated how nonprofits should operate with data. It is good to know that we here at CCHCC have taken the initiative to include technology/data to show our impact within the community.
There was one message that came through clear. Women are leading the way; we are honing our skills and making effective decisions towards change. I was so blessed to spend my first time at Families USA with a group of women that embody passion and determination to lead the conversation for health care.