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 Q:   TrumpCare: Less for More This analysis was released by the office of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin as the House is set to vote on the "American Health Care Act" that would repeal large portions of the Affordable Care Act and dramatically restructure the federal-state Medicaid program, which provides health coverage to nearly 70 million Americans, including more than three million in Illinois. The report provides a district-by-district breakdown of what is at stake in Illinois.

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 Q:   Managed Long Term Services and Supports Starting July, 2016 managed care organizations will be responsible for coordinating long-term services and supports for people who live in a nursing facility or receive home and community-based services through a Medicaid waiver program. This April 2016 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates informs consumers about the change.

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 Q:   Illinois Health Policy Update Get the latest with this April 2016 brief from Health & Disability Advocates.

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 Q:   Engaging African Americans In this January 2016 blog post for the Social Security Administration, a Minister details proven outreach and enrollment strategies with the Black community— a group which is still more likely to be uninsured.

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 Q:   Food is Medicine This January 2016 fact sheet from the Shriver Center provides guidance to Enrollment Assisters looking to connect their clients with SNAP, formerly called food stamps.

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 Q:   Getting Ready for Tax Day This January 2016 blog post from the HealthCare.gov CEO lays out what consumers should expect in the second tax-filing season under the ACA. The post details processes for consumers with Marketplace insurance; consumers with Medicaid, Medicare or employer-sponsored insurance; and for those without coverage.

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 Q:   ACEs, Bs and CCEs This December 2014 FAQ from the Illinois Department of Human Services details general enrollment and access to care procedures for consumers and providers in Medicaid managed care.

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 Q:   Do New Health Delivery Models Really Deliver? This December 2015 report from Community Catalyst provides policy and operational recommendations that promote person-centered and coordinated care in dual-demonstration programs.

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 Q:   Targeting the Social Determinants of Health This December 2015 brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies explores approaches to using Medicaid funding for non-medical services. The approaches are  utilized as part of state-based coordinated care initiatives.

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 Q:   Trusted Voices Transform Care This November 2015 issue brief from Community Catalyst outlines how Community Health Workers can play a role in health system reform. The brief identifies funding sources to finance these positions and pathways for involving Community Health Workers in local partnerships.

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 Q:   Keeping 30 Million Covered This November 2015 report from the Urban Institute analyzes the number of people who qualify for special enrollment periods for the health insurance marketplace as well as how many people are taking advantage of them.

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 Q:   Shop to Renew During Open Enrollment This October 2015 blog post from the Center on Health Insurance Reforms explains the importance of exploring health insurance options when keeping coverage during the general enrollment period.

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 Q:   Targeting the Fasting Growing Religious Group This October 2015 toolkit from Enroll America offers strategies for health care outreach and enrollment with Muslims. It also provides talking points and action steps for those looking to engage and build partnerships within the Muslim community

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 Q:   Care for the High-Need High-Cost  This November 2015 multimedia article from the Commonwealth Fund describes innovative health care delivery and payment models being used for patients with chronic conditions.

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 Q:   Data Dive This October 2015 brief from Enroll America gives a statewide snapshot on areas of uninsurance in Illinois. The brief can be a resource for targeted outreach and enrollment for the marketplace and Medicaid.

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