September 14, 2018
Westchester, IL — The annual U.S. Census Bureau report, American Community Survey, from 2016 to 2017, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage increased in 14 states. Illinois is one of those states. The American Community Survey reported that “In 2017, people in poverty (the population living below 100 percent of poverty) had the lowest health insurance coverage rate, at 83.0 percent,” nationwide.
September 13, 2018
Westchester, IL – Access to Care is hosting a community health and resource fair on Saturday, September 29 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Stickney from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and features a great line-up of vendors for residents to visit. A few highlights of the fair include Walgreens providing free flu vaccines (while supplies last) to uninsured, attendees with insurance can get their flu shots and Walgreens will bill the insurance. The Cook County Clerk will be registering voters and have a voting booth on site to practice. A local fitness trainer will be doing a healthy cooking demonstration as well as a low-impact workout.