Illinois Health Matters is your source for nonpartisan, trusted health care reform information in Illinois. Illinois Health Matters exists to make sure that the information and resources essential to a successful Affordable Care Act implementation in Illinois are available to all who need them.
Here are some maps and other visual aids highlighting the opportunities and challenges facing health care in Illinois.
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A map of the uninsured population in Illinois by age and census tract, based on data from the American Community Survey of 2008-12.
A map of uninsured adults in Illinois, where they live, demographic characteristics and the impact of health care reform in 2014 on their ability to attain health care coverage. Details by regions, community areas and statewide.
A searchable map of federally qualified health centers, free clinics and county/local health departments in Illinois. Data from the UIC School of Public Health and the Illinois Dept. of Public Health.
Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services July 2013 expansion of care coordination. Map shows Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) and Care Coordination Entities (CCE) for expansion counties, Voluntary Managed Care Organizations (VMCO) for existing counties, and Integrated Care Programs (ICP) for both. In PDF.
Does the requirement to buy coverage under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014 apply to you? Use this handy flow-chart from the Kaiser Family Foundation to find out. In PDF.
To a large extent, the success of the health overhaul lies in how many of the nation's uninsured get coverage. And that is largely in the hands of the states. How that stacked up in 2012. Originally posted at ProPublica. In PDF.
Here are some examples of research and fact sheets that contain useful visual elements: