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Affordable Care Act update from the BYNC ACA outreach coordinator

1. With less than 1 month left before ACA open enrollment closes, what should consumers know? Consumers need to know March 31st is the last day to select a plan from the Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act/Obamacare provides a new tax credit to help consumers afford health coverage purchased through the Marketplace. According to the […]

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Eight in 10 uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid

  A new report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that nearly 8 in 10 uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or lower costs on monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If all states took advantage of new opportunities to expand Medicaid coverage […]

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Outreach worker gets ready to inform residents about their health care options

America Campos recently joined the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council as the new Outreach Coordinator for the Affordable Care Act commonly referred to as Obamacare. As the outreach coordinator, her mission is to raise awareness among the thousands of community residents eligible for the Marketplace and explain to them the steps needed for enrollment. […]

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Cook County Offers New Medicaid Program

County Care program will expand Medicaid coverage to up 250,000 people A new initiative in Cook County is designed to help insure thousands of residents without coverage before the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion takes effect in the state. County Care, a joint Medicaid program between the federal government and Cook County, will help cover […]