Get Covered Illinois (GCI) Year 1 enrollment efforts included 217,000 people enrolled in a plan through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace, an an additional enrollment of approximately 405,000 people to date in Medicaid under the ACA. Asian Health Coalition was one of 44 lead organizations involved in GCI to educate and enrolled the uninsured in Illinois. To read a copy of the GCI annual report click here.
Archives for September 2014
The Action for Health Justice (AHJ), released a national report detailing many of the serious gaps in resources at federal and state levels during the first Open Enrollment Period. Despite these gaps, the report captures practices and strategies used by its 70 community-based partners in 22 states that reached over 600,000 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders during this period. [Read more…]
Dear Friends and Supporters,
The Asian Health Coalition and its partners are pleased to share a summary brief (click here) which highlights the progress made through the “Don’t Let Hepatitis B Win” Campaign. The Campaign is a diverse public and private collaboration unifying the Asian and African immigrant and refugee communities in Illinois along with health care systems, policymakers, and general public to increase Hepatitis B education and awareness, screening, vaccination and treatment opportunities. [Read more…]
As a further demonstration of its commitment to health, CVS Health also announced the end of tobacco sales at CVS/pharmacy as of September 3, nearly a month ahead of the previously targeted date of October 1. In February, the company announced that it would end the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores, making CVS/pharmacy the first and only national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers. [Read more…]