Apply For No-Cost Health Insurance Through CountyCare

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - SaludLawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - SaludCook County Board Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy (6th District) is hosting two resource fairs in Palos Hills and Chicago Heights, Ill., where Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS), Access Community Health Network, and Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center and Health Center will provide information and assist people who want to apply for the new no-cost health insurance program called CountyCare.

Once a CountyCare member, people are not required to pay for covered services, including routine doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, laboratory and x-ray services, mammograms, mental health services, public transportation, and other services. Uninsured or underinsured adults between ages of 19 and 64 are encouraged to visit the resource fairs to learn more about CountyCare and fill out an application if eligible.

To qualify, you must live in Cook County, be 19-64 years of age without dependents at home, have a Social Security number and be a legal immigrant for at least five years or a U.S. citizen. Yearly income must be below $15,282 for an individual or $20,628 per couple. You must not be receiving or eligible for Medicaid, Medicare or CHIP.

The fairs will take place on Wednesday, June 26th from 10a.m., to 2p.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, and Thursday, June 27th from 10a.m., to 2p.m., Prairie State College. Both fairs are free to the public.

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