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Keep Oak Forest Hospital Open: the Community Speaks Out


July 21, 2010: Patients, caregivers and community members gathered to voice their opposition to the Cook County plan to cut Inpatient, Emergency and Rehabilitation Services at the south suburban Oak Forest Hospital.

The service cuts would rid many uninsured Chicagoland residents of accessible and affordable health care. The changes would send patients to other already overcapacitied County facilities, to which the transport is also very difficult and time-consuming.

No More Excuses! Health Care Reform Now!


Over 150 local business owners and families gathered in front of Aetna Insurance headquarters to protest their announcement to drop another 650,000 clients “to meet profit expectations.”  They discussed how that impacts the health of Illinois families and the Illinois economy, and publicized the release of an HCAN report, Health Insurers Break Profit Records as 2.7 Million Lose Their Insurance.

Chicago Rallies to Tell Congress: It's Time to Deliver on Health Care


Over 100 people gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago to tell Congress to finish health care right and finish it now. Despite temperatures in the single digits and a strong Lake Michigan breeze, enthusiastic leaders chanted and laughed and committed to getting the job done. HCAN leaders Reverend Larry Greenfield, William McNary (Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois), and David Kagan (Illinois Mainstreet Alliance) joined a representative from Senator Burris’ office and two MoveOn Illinois leaders on stage to remind the crowd why we need to keep fighting and how we will win.

Hundreds of Activists & Small Business Owners Confront AHIP at National Conference


Small Business Owners Detail Choice Between Jobs and Health Coverage, Call For Reform, and Attempt to Meet With Insurance Lobby CEO While Hundreds Rally in Solidarity Outside Industry Event

IMSA Leaders & Allies Confront Chamber of Commerce in Chicago


From left: Jack Darin, Sierra Club; David Kogan owner of DKP Image + Media in Chicago; and IMSA leader; Jamie Meerdink, IMSA Organizer; Dennis Palys, President of the Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce and IMSA leader.

HCAN Leaders Meeting: Sign Making, Planning & Cupcakes!


On November 10, leaders gathered in Palatine to plan and strategize for the November 17 rally at the AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans) national meeting in downtown Chicago.

Local Residents Demand Rep. Bean’s Support for HR 3200 with the Strongest Public Option


Schaumburg, IL - Small business owners and local residents rallied outside the office of Congresswoman Bean (D-8th) Wednesday to urge her support f

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