Welcome to the Stickney Public Health District
Open enrollment in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace has gone live – on the website at GetCoveredIllinois.gov and via a toll-free Help Desk at (866) 311-1119 (open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
Any resident without health insurance should make use of the website or toll-free Help Desk to access the market place. We cannot provide In person assistance yet but are working diligently to obtain our certification. Residents have until December 15, 2013 to sign up for coverage that begins January 1, 2014.
With open enrollment for the new health insurance marketplaces underway, many Americans will be looking for information about what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will mean for them.
Today the Kaiser Family Foundation released an expanded list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help consumers better understand the ACA, also known as Obamacare. Through more than 150 questions and answers, the collection provides guidance to consumers about the law and how it applies to people in different circumstances. The questions address such topics as "Who is eligible for Marketplace premium tax credits?" and "What is a grandfathered plan? How do I know if I have one?"
In addition, the Foundation also has issued a series of "Obamacare & You" one-page explainers that address how the law applies to people in different circumstances: the uninsured, people with job-based coverage, people who are low-income and potentially eligible for Medicaid, people with pre-existing conditions, people who buy coverage on their own through the individual market, and Medicare beneficiaries.
Other consumer resources include a health insurance subsidy calculator, flowcharts explaining ACA requirements, and animated videos summarizing the law in English and Spanish. All can be accessed at kff.org/aca-consumer-resources.
Stickney Public Health District is certified as a local health department by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Founded in 1946, the SPHD provides a variety of health prevention treatments and public health services to the residents of Stickney Township. We are committed to improving and protecting the health of our residents and encourage you to take advantage of our services.
These include programs that provide health services to both the youngest and the most senior of Stickney Township's population. In Home Nursing program seeks to maintain the independence of elderly citizens while the Women, Infants and Children program targets the nutritional needs of those in the early stages of life. The SPHD also takes a broader role in servicing the environmental and safety concerns of our community.
The administrators of Stickney Public Health District hope this site provides greater access to the services that we offer to the community.
Louis S. Viverito
Louis S. Viverito
In addition to his position with the SPHD, Louis S. Viverito is the State Senator representing the 11th District and Stickney Township Supervisor; born in Chicago, he is a Korean War Veteran and, together with his wife Carolyn, has three children and five grandsons.