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Monday, March 24: The Importance of Sharing your Story

Special Guest Speakers: Jillian Phillips (Chicagoland Organizer, Campaign for Better Health Care), Peter Van Vranken (Herndon Alliance), Dick Durbin (U.S. State Senator), Leslie Greer (Story Bank Collector, Campaign for Better Health Care), and personal stories from Kirby Pringle, Anya Krenicki, and Kim Deatherage. With less than 7 days away from our March 31st deadline, join us as we give an update on CBHC’s enrollment activities, talk about the importance of stories and how you can share your healthcare story today.

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Monday, March 10: Updates on Statewide Enrollment in Illinois

Special Guest Speakers: Jim Duffett (Executive Director, Campaign for Better Health Care), Robert Ellis (Consumer’s Checkbook), Dave Elin (Illinois Director, Enroll America), and Get Covered Illinois. As the March 31st deadline approaches, organization leaders give updates on statewide enrollment activities and lay out plans for the final 21 days of open enrollment. Also, healthplanratings.org has made new tools to help consumers compare Marketplace plans.

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Monday, October 28: Facts and Falsehoods about Obamacare

Special Guest Speakers: US Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Zeke Stokes (Director of Outreach, Media Matters). Join us to get an update from Get Covered Illinois and do some factchecking on the opposition’s messaging.  What lies are they spreading? What is the truth about their claims about enrollment in Obamacare?

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Monday, October 14: For Sale: The Plans Available on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace

Special Guest Speakers: Jose Muñoz, Chief of Staff, IL Department of Insurance, and Brian Gorman, Director of Outreach, Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Now that the Marketplace has opened, let’s hear about how the DOI chose these specific plans to be offered on the Marketplace and what they will cost, and have your questions about enrollment and the plans themselves answered.

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Tuesday, October 1: Statewide Telebriefing for Media

Special Guest Speakers: Rev. Larry Greenfield (American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago), Larry Ivory (Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce), Susan Sward (ANA-IL), Jim Duffett, Sharon Hoyer (small business owner), Norma Herrera (health care consumer), and Abby Bott (health care consumer). This telebriefing was provided as one in a series of media events across the state. It is meant to explain the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and introduce local small business owners and individuals who will be enjoying newfound access to health care through the Marketplace, because the law eliminates the barriers to coverage they have faced previously.

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Monday, September 23: Bad Choices: Defund ObamaCare or We’ll Shut the Whole Thing Down

Special Guest Speakers: US Represenative Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), (invited) US Representative Rodney Davis (IL-13), and Jennifer Beeson, Diretor of Government Affairs, Families USA. Once again, House leadership is attempting to use funding the US government as leverage in their quest to defund Obamacare.  Today’s vote on a continuing resolution which includes a provision to defund Obamacare will surely be voted down by the Senate.  Without an agreement, the necessary funding to keep the government functioning will end as of Sept. 30.

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Monday, September 9: Delays In Obamacare

Special Guest Speakers: Dave Chandra (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) and Grant LaMahann (Small Business Majority) join Kathleen Duffy (Campaign for Better Health Care). We discuss several of the more prominent delays in implementation and analyze what these delays really mean for the law.

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Monday, August 26: How Our Personal Stories Control the Public Narrative

Special Guest Speakers Pete Van Vranken (Herndon Alliance), Cate Bonacini (Families USA),  and Jaymie Gustafson (Spitfire Strategies) join Kathleen Duffy (Campaign for Better Health Care). The opponents of fairness are out in full force, trying to discredit ObamaCare in a last ditch effort to prevent its full implementation before the majority of Americans recognize the full range of benefits.

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Monday, August 12: Building the Marketplace & Insurance Industry Manipulations of Obamacare

Special Guest Speakers: Michele T. Oshman, Chief Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Insurance, and Wendell Potter, Author, Media Analyst, and Insurance Industry Watchdog. With less than two months to go before the opening of the health insurance marketplace in Illinois, there is a lot of work yet to be done to be ready.  Join us for an update from the IL Department of Insurance, and the latest on preparations by the insurance industry for the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Monday, July 22: Implementing the Affordable Care Act – Next Steps for Illinois Small Businesses

Special guests include: Larry Ivory (Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce), Grant Lahmann and Mary Timmell (Small Business Majority) , and Mark Petrilli (Illinois Small Business Development Center). With enrollment in the health insurance marketplace beginning this October, small business owners and employees are preparing for the full implementation of the ACA.

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Monday, May 13: All Hands On Deck! Medicaid and an Effort to pay off Back Bills to Providers and Social Service Agencies

Special guests Judith Gethner, Executive Director of Illinois Partners for Human Services, explains HB374-A1, a bill that will pay health and human service providers money past due. Also Jim Duffett, Executive Director at Campaign for Better Health Care, with a statewide implementation update and a detailed update on the State Health Insurance Marketplace implementation effort.

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Monday, April 22: Help Is On the Way! Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

Special guests Elaine Saly, Health Policy Analyst at Families USA, Nadeen Israel, Policy Associate at Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights join Jim Duffett, Executive Director at Campaign for Better Health Care outline what Navigators are and how they will function in Illinois.

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Monday, April 8: Rate Shock?  Rate Crock!  New Lies from the Insurance Industry

Special guests Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director of Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN);  Dr. Matthew Buettgens, Senior Research Analyst at the Urban Institute; Jen Mishory, Deputy Director at Young Invincibles; and Jim Duffett, Executive Director at Campaign for Better Health Care, with a statewide implementation update.

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Monday, March 25: Health Care Justice March Madness

Special guests Ramon Gardenhire of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Nadeen Israel from Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, and Jim Duffett, Executive Director at Campaign for Better Health Care, with a statewide implementation update.

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Monday, March 11: Social Media Strategy For The Third Anniversary of the ACA

Special guests Justin Kolikof, Online Strategies Manager at Families USA, Stephani Becker, Project Director at Health and Disability Advocates, Kathleen Duffy, CBHC Communications and Events Organizer, and Jim Duffett, Executive Director at Campaign for Better Health Care, with a statewide implementation update.

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Monday, Feb 25: Illinois’ Developing Health Insurance Marketplace

Special guest Brian Gorman, Director of Outreach and Consumer Education for the Health Insurance Marketplace, and Jim Duffett with the statewide implementation update.

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Monday, Feb 11: Breaking New Ground Sound the Alarm 2013

Special guests Rev. Linda Hanna Walling, Rev. Cynthia Abrams, Director, Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield, Karen Metcalf, Jo Ann R. Potashnick, and Jim Duffett, discuss the faith community’s role in health care as well as “Sounding the Alarm”.

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Monday, Jan 14: Status Update on Obamacare Implementation in Illinois

Special guests Nadeen Israel from Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights and Ramon Gardenhire, Director of Goverment Relations, AIDS Foundation of Chicago will talk about the status of broadening Medicaid eligibility

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