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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What you need to know about tomorrow’s Public Hearing on the Sale of our Nursing Home

There will be a Public Hearing on the sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) tomorrow – Thursday, September 13, 2018 – at the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Champaign.

Location: The Hyatt Place hotel is located at 217 N. Neil Street, on the southwest corner of Neil Street and Church Street in downtown Champaign. Free parking is available in the attached garage, which you can enter from Church Street.

Times for Hearing: The Public Hearing will have two sessions in order to accommodate people’s schedules: from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

We encourage everyone who is concerned about the sale of the CCNH to William “Avi” Rothner and his companies to attend this Public Hearing, even if you do not plan to give testimony.

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What’s At Stake In The Latest Affordable Care Act Court Battle

September 5, 2018

An important legal battle is being waged against the Affordable Care Act in the Texas v. U.S. court case.

This is a case that will most likely end up going to the Supreme Court of the United States, and that is why so many health care advocates are opposing the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

To learn more about the ACA court case, see the article by NPR’s Julie Rovner.

Sincerely,
Champaign County Health Care Consumers