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Health Care Reform Links

Health – from the Department of Health and Human Services. Site is dedicated to helping people navigate health insurance options and understand the provisions in the recent health care overhaul law. Find the public and private health insurance options available to persons based upon their circumstances and the state in which they live. Also available in Spanish. Find all the ACA forms you need here. You can also call the 24 hour Help Center at 800-318-2596. If your insurance has been cancelled, call 1-866-837-0677, this hotline is dedicated to consumers with cancelled policies. Arepresentative will help you find coverage that begins in 2014.

ACA Local Help – Individuals or organizations can enter their geographic location to identify local ACA consumer assistance destinations in their area. Also available in Spanish.

GetCoveredIllinois – Illinois’ official Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace enrollment website. The state’s help desk is at (866) 311-1119

Medicaid Affordable Care Act page – Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid beginning in 2014

AARP Health Law Answers – AARP answers your questions on the Affordable Care Act

Illinois Health Matters – Explains the changes the State of Illinois has been implementing to provide affordable and quality care for all Illinois residents under the Affordable Care Act.

Be Covered Illinois – Grassroots campaign introducing uninsured Illinoisans to the new health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. Spanish Language version.

Marketplace Health Plan Comparison Illinois – The Marketplace Health Plan Comparison Tool takes you through a few simple steps to find the best health plan for someone like you. Find every plan available to you in the Marketplace compared on total estimated cost (not just premiums or deductibles), plan quality, doctor availability, and more.

Kaiser Foundation Health Reform Page – The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation presents independent information on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Sherpa – A free guide that makes it easier to find and sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Instantly compare premiums for health exchange plans.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois Health Reform Page – Explains the key features of the ACA, a timeline and information on the health exchanges, also includes the AskBlue Healthcare Reform tool. BC/BS also has a Health Care Reform and You page.

VA Affordable Care Act – The Veterans Affairs Department website explaining the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act on former troops and their families.

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions – The ACA law includes tax provisions that affect both individuals and employers.  Find out more on the IRS’s ACA tax page.

BusinessUSA Health Care Changes – This wizard can help small business understand what they need to know about new insurance options and other health care changes, as well as find health care related resources.

Small Business Majority Health Coverage Guide – Everything small business owners and their advisors need to know about offering health insurance. An unbiased resource on cost estimates, tax savings, coverage options, legal rights, and more.

Small Business Health Care Consortium – The SBHCC educates and involves small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits in advocating for health reform to meet the needs of small businesses. - Use esta guía para enterarse cuáles son sus derechos y protecciones.

Local help for Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) sign-up

(Some Application Assisters listed below may still be completing federal and state certification requirements.)

ACCESS at Northwest Community

675 W. Central Road, Suite 101
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

CEDA Northwest

1300 W. Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 600056

Streamwood Community Health Center

135 E. Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL 60107

Schaumburg Township

One Illinois Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

St. Alexius Medical Center-Senior & Community Resource Ctr
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Alexian Bros. Behavioral Health
1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Little City Foundation (By appt. only)
1760 West Algonquin Road
Palatine IL 60067

1140 East Northwest Highway
Palatine IL 60074

VNA Health Care
801 Villa Street
Elgin, IL 60120

VNA Health Care
801 Villa Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Cook County Health & Hospitals System – CountyCare (two locations)

Stroger Hospital
1901 W. Harrison St. Room 1290
Chicago, IL 60612
312.864.6104 or 312.864.6105

Oak Forest Health Center
15900 S. Cicero Ave. Building E, Office 102
Oak Forest, IL 60452