Officially named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the law is commonly shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or referred to as Obamacare.
A thorough explanation of all the important details about the benefits and protections provided by the ACA, how it expands health coverage and the regulations related to insurance and immigration status is available on healthcare.gov.
Navigating the rules and systems of a government program can be a difficult, if not impossible, task for those who are not native English speakers or who do not possess the awareness or ability to pursue benefits they may be eligible for.
Alivio’s counselors will work with you as your advocates, helping you explore all of the options and receive the benefits to which you are entitled. Contact us for in person assistance with Medicaid applications or enrollment into the Marketplace. After you sign up, our counselors will help you choose the doctor that's right for you and teach you how to use your health insurance and maintain coverage.
M-F 9am-4pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm
We also offer health insurance counseling weekdays in these communities: Back of the Yards, Marquette Park, McKinley Park, Bridgeport, and Little Village.