As we near the fifth period of Open Enrollment, communication this year has become increasingly crucial in response to administrative changes that will have an impact. Here are helpful messages and talking points to share with your networks. 

EverThrive IL updates its organizational policy agenda annually.  The Health Reform Initiative also has a specific policy agenda, highlighting policy priorities for our field.


2017 Health Reform Policy Priorities


The EverThrive IL Health Reform Initiative is proud to announce the establishment of a statewide learning collaborative dedicated to improving health literacy in Illinois.

EverThrive Illinois, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and Illinois Health Matters combine their experience and expertise in working with community health providers and with the nuts and bolts of state and federal health programs including Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security to bring credible, relevant and useful information to Illinois providers.


ACA Open Enrollment ends on December 15, 2017! Don't miss your chance to have health insurance next year, enroll starting on November 1, 2017. Enroll at or by scheduling a free appointment with an in-person assister. 


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To find a Navigator who can answer your questions, help you compare plans, and assist with getting coverage, enter your zip code below. 

Budget decisions affect every Illinois resident. Vital services provided by the state support the needs of families and communities. Cutting these public services is not an option that we can accept.


The Protect Medicaid Coalition unites organizations from across Illinois to tell the story of the millions of children and adults who rely on health care services supported by the state and demand responsible budget solutions which improve access to and quality of care.


To evaluate coverage options for women purchasing insurance through the marketplace in Illinois, EverThrive Illinois and The Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago conducted a review of contraception and abortion coverage for a selection of health insurance plans available on the marketplace.


Transparency helps government function better and makes it less vulnerable to crises. HB 2731 HA1 – Strengthens Transparency in the Medicaid Managed Care System.

HelpHub is a web-based technical assistance portal for professionals with questions about the Affordable Care Act.




Dear Readers,

It’s been five years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law on March 23, 2010 and we’ve come a long way since then. Prior to the ACA, Illinois women were commonly charged more than men for the same coverage, you could expect to pay more for health coverage if you had a pre-existing health condition, and hundreds of thousands of low-income Illinois residents were ineligible for Medicaid because they didn’t meet criteria (such as having children) that were unrelated to their need for health care.