Shriver Center website helps families navigate health coverage options.
March 22, 2019
GetCareIllinois.org, a website created by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law to help Illinoisans secure health care coverage, is now accessible in Arabic, Chinese, and Polish. GetCareIllinois.org offers low-income individuals and families a roadmap to finding, obtaining, and using healthcare coverage in Illinois through Medicaid or the Health Insurance Marketplace. The website first launched in 2018 with information available in English and Spanish.
“The ultimate goal of GetCareIllinois.org is to best serve people in Illinois who can access healthcare under the provisions of the ACA but may not know how to navigate the process of getting it,” said Stephani Becker, Associate Director of Healthcare Justice at the Shriver Center. “Our research led us to identify the Arabic, Chinese, and Polish-speaking populations in Illinois as communities we needed to expand our outreach to so they can also access this critical information.”
GetCareIllinois.org currently receives more than 2,000 monthly visits. Most visitors come seeking information on how recipients of Medicaid and other public supports can use the state’s online Manage My Case tool to check the status of their benefits applications, renew their benefits, easily access notices, and file appeals.
Everyone deserves access to affordable, comprehensive, culturally appropriate healthcare, no matter their income, race, gender, or where they're from.