Cook County Announces Bold Plans to Address Behavioral Health

  

In response to decreased funding of community-based behavioral health services and the impact on Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral… [Read More]

Obamacare gives Cook County Health a financial boost

  

The Affordable Care Act has provided a booster shot to the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, what county officials hope is the beginning of the road to financial well-being. The public health system’s revenue, including Cook County tax dollars,… [Read More]

CCHHS Announces 115,000 Apply for CountyCare

  

CHICAGO – Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ram Raju today announced the health system has achieved its goal of 115,000 applications for CountyCare, an early roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Cook… [Read More]

Dr. Raju Explains How ObamaCare Affects You

  

Cook County Health Systems CEO Dr Ram Raju explained how the now effective Affordable Care Act will affect you and what plan is right for your family, on the launch day of President Obama’s healthcare law. Chicago News and Weather… [Read More]

CCHHS Prepares for Affordable Care Act

  

CHICAGO – With the opening of the insurance marketplace set for October 1, Cook County Health & Hospitals System CEO, Ram Raju, MD, encouraged low-income Cook County adults to visit www.countycare.com or call 1-312-864-8200 to see if they are eligible for… [Read More]

Crain checks in with County on CountyCare

  

County pushes Medicaid program enrollment The Illinois Department of Human Services has approved about 2,200 applications so far for CountyCare, the new Medicaid program launched by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. The county is submitting up to 300… [Read More]

CountyCare begins at Health System

  

County services will shift from emergency care to “medical home” model This week Cook County will start sending letters to about 115,000 of its low-income residents inviting them to enroll in the county’s new Medicaid program. Adults under 65 with… [Read More]