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Friday, December 21, 2012

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Wishing You Winter Wellness

December was a busy month for health care reform. Illinois submitted its application or “blueprint” to set up a Partnership Health insurance Exchange, now awaiting federal approval. Also, HB 6253 was introduced in the General Assembly. This legislation would provide Medicaid coverage to all people made eligible by the Affordable Care Act. Stay tuned for more on HB 6253 and Medicaid eligibles in each legislative district. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting 2013.


December blog entries

Nurses to the Rescue!
Advance Practice Nurses: Willing to Meet the Needs of the Medicaid Expansion

Head’s Up: The IPXP Health Plan will end coverage in a little over a year:
What Happens to the Pre-Existing Condition Plans on Jan. 1, 2014?

Mythbusting with IHM:
Five Myths about the Medicaid Expansion

A Primer on Perks for Consumers in the ACA:
The Affordable Care Act and You: The New Consumer Benefits

Digital Celebration in the name of Health Care:
The 12 Days of…Medicaid?


December Resources

It’s official: IL declares a Partnership Health Exchange:
Illinois State Partnership Exchange Blueprint

Powerful Reasons for Expansion:
Ten Reasons Why Illinois Should Provide Medicaid Coverage to All People Made Eligible

The Final CMS Rules on statewide Expansions:
Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment and Simplification under the ACA

Medicaid Changes, as they affect some important clients:
Medicaid Eligibility & Enrollment for People With Disabilities Under the ACA

Upcoming Health Care Reform Events

Jan. 14 Health Care Reform Implementation Council Meeting
Jan. 15 NASW Screening of "The Invisible War"
Jan. 17 Health Care Justice Gathering of Faith Leaders in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 23DuPage County Summit: What the ACA Means for Non Profits
Jan. 25 Community Health Workers in Illinois: a 2013 Update


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