Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15!

The Medicare Open Enrollment period for enrolling in Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D (prescription) plans for 2018 is from October 15 through December 7, 2017.

CCHCC is working to help Medicare beneficiaries, and those who will be new to Medicare, to get ready! We held a Medicare Open Enrollment Community Meeting on Wednesday, October 11 at the Champaign Public Library. We covered everything from the basics of Medicare (what do all those parts mean?!), to the differences between Advantage Plans and Supplements, to Part D, and what happens during Open Enrollment and what you need to know.

To see the video of the meeting, and our presentation, you can go here:
https://youtu.be/5IbBV8feHoo

If you would like to view or download our PowerPoint presentation (in pdf format), you can go here:
Medicare Open Enrollment presentation

2018 ACA Open Enrollment

With the sabotage by the Trump administration, we are relying on word of mouth to help us spread the word about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment which runs from November 1 through December 15, 2017. That is only 45 days!

See the chart below to see if you might qualify for financial assistance to buy a private health insurance plan on the Marketplace. And plan to attend our informational ACA Open Enrollment Community Meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 6pm, Champaign Public Library.

If you make less than 138% of the federal poverty level, you might qualify for Medicaid which you can apply for at any time. Feel free to contact us at (217) 352-6533 if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to see a Community Health Worker.

2018 Open Enrollment Flyer

ACT NOW - Latest CCHCC Health Care Fact Chat

Latest CCHCC Health Care Fact Chat wth Claudia Lennhoff and Adani Sanchez

#9 - Health Care Fact Chat: Act Now on Graham-Cassidy Bill

https://youtu.be/FsZtxL86SSs

Health Care Fact Chat

New CCHCC Video Series: Health Care Fact Chat!

In order to provide information on various topics related to the attacks on the ACA and Medicaid, CCHCC has launched a new video series called Health Care Fact Chat, where we will discuss one topic at a time. Here are the first four Fact Chats:

#1 - CCHCC Health Care Fact Chat: Medicaid Cuts in the AHCA

https://youtu.be/6ZZaYZad9G8

#2 - CCHCC Health Care Fact Chat: CBO Score of the Amended AHCA

https://youtu.be/x9rb6slgQek

#3 - Health Care Fact Chat: The Senate's Health Care Bill (surprise - it's the AHCA!)

https://youtu.be/qsEW1fXIQtw

#4 - Health Care Fact Chat: The Senate's Devastating Health Care Bill Revealed

https://youtu.be/cDRkU32az_g

#5 - Health Care Fact Chat #5: Rebuttal to Rep. Davisí CNN Interview

https://youtu.be/SIMH-YPIA-E

#6 - Health Care Fact Chat: Senate Health Care Showdown

https://youtu.be/JbXdi7seJyI

†#7 - Health Care Fact Chat: ACA Repeal: Where We Stand

https://youtu.be/Zp1hVvlJiaI

#8 - Health Care Fact Chat: ACA:Uncertainty & Sabotage

https://youtu.be/XiYdFLqQEMc

2017 CCHCC Annual Awards Dinner

Awards DinnerChampaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) celebrated 40 years of organizing for health care access and justice at our 2017 Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, April 28, 2017.

This year marks CCHCC's 40th Anniversary (1977 - 2017) of community organizing for health care access and justice! With nearly 200 people in attendance, the Dinner was a great success and a wonderful time. Click here to see the recap, photos, videos, and the slideshow.