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Be Covered – Increasing Coverage for the Uninsured and Underinsured

Posted October 28, 2019

Almost 900,000 people in Illinois do not have health insurance. Approximately 63% of those qualify for Medicaid or a federal subsidy to help reduce the cost of coverage. Affordable care and better health outcomes start with health care coverage.

How can you help?

  • If you have patients who are underinsured or uninsured, tell them about Be Covered and the available resources (like the subsidy calculator).
  • Use Be Covered education tools so that people are better informed about their coverage options.

Our goal is to help people understand their coverage options and how to make the most of what is available to them – no matter their stage of life.

Through Be Covered, we are working with trusted community partners to reach areas with the highest concentration of uninsured people. Local events will offer resources in English and Spanish, and many will provide wellness screenings, family activities and healthy food giveaways.                          

Visit BeCovered.org for more information.