Tell Your Story! Get Engaged!

November 20, 2019

Do you have Medicaid coverage? Do you have a loved one that has Medicaid coverage? Do you serve Medicaid patients? Then we need your help... 

Protect Our Care Illinois is a statewide coalition of health care advocates, providers, consumers, and workers, joining together to improve the Illinois health care system, especially Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

We are working together to improve Illinois’ Medicaid application and renewal system so that people can get Medicaid health coverage and keep that coverage if they remain eligible. We are also educating the public and important stakeholders on the critical role Medicaid plays in supporting healthy families and communities.

To do this, we are asking individuals, parents, health care providers, educators and others to get involved in our campaign and share their first-hand experience with Medicaid. Specifically, we would like to connect with Illinoisans who: 

  • Experienced an unexpected lapse in Medicaid coverage due to trouble renewing coverage
  • Experienced challenges treating a patient because of lost Medicaid coverage 
  • Spent hours in the local human service office working out Medicaid coverage problems 
  • Needed to reschedule appointments due to an unexpected loss of Medicaid coverage 
  • Received an unexpected bill due to an unexpected loss of Medicaid coverage 
  • Received good care to treat an illness or injury thanks to Medicaid 
  • Got back to work thanks to services covered by Medicaid 
  • Kept their family healthy thanks to Medicaid health coverage 

The most important thing is an interest in helping us in our work to improve the Medicaid application and renewal system! 

We want to help more people get the health care they deserve and we need your help! 

Interested in working with us to tell your story and engage in our campaign? Have questions? Please contact

Categorized under Advocacy, AFC news, Health insurance and Illinois.

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