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COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT


Mercy Hospital assesses the health needs of our community every three years to ensure we are providing the most appropriate services to our communities. Information attained from this assessment is used to inform our organizational strategic planning in our efforts to live our information of improving the health of our community.

 


2013 Community Needs Assessment Report


Download a Copy of the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment Report


View our IRS Form 990 Schedule H




NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? 


Important changes are coming with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Watch The Catholic Health Association's new video 'Ready, Get Set, Enroll' to learn how you can obtain and enroll in health insurance. 

CountyCare is an Illinois Medicaid Program for eligible adults. Potential members that quality for CountyCare will receive regular doctor visits, specialty doctor visits, hospital services, addiction treatment, prescriptions, testing, mammograms, and more!  You are eligible for CountyCare if you:

- Live in Cook County
- Are 19 - 64 Years Old
- Have an income of $15,000 or less for individuals; $21,000 or less as a couple
- Have a Social Security Number, or have applied for one
- Are a US citizen, or 5-year legal immigrant

Visit countycare.com to learn more about CountyCare, or call 312.864.8200 to apply.


New coverage options coming soon!
Learn more & get ready. Sign up at HealthCare.gov for email and text updates about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Don’t know about the Health Insurance Marketplace?
You should. It’ll help you find health insurance that fits your budget, with less hassle.  Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace can help you find a plan that’s right for you. Don’t miss out –  Get Ready to Enroll as enrollment will begin October 1, 2013.

1. If you or a family member gets sick, you won’t have to worry about big medical bills or going into bankruptcy.
2. The insurance plan you choose will be there to cover all of the care you need.
3. You will be able to find a plan that fits your budget.
1. It’s an easier way to shop for health insurance
The Health Insurance Marketplace simplifies your search for health insurance by gathering all your options in one place.  One application, one time, and you and your family can explore every qualified insurance plan in your area, along with any free or low-cost insurance programs you may qualify for.

2. Most people will be able to get a break on costs
Programs that lower costs are available for almost everyone.  You may be eligible for a free or low cost plan, or a new kind of tax credit that lowers your monthly premiums right away.  New rules and expanded programs mean that even working families can get help paying for health insurance at the Marketplace.

3. Gives you control over your options with clear, apples-to-apples comparisons.
All health insurance plans in the Marketplace present their price and benefit information in simple terms you can understand, so you don’t have to guess about your costs.  You get a clear picture of what you’re paying and what you’re getting, before you make a choice.
1. There will be new, affordable insurance options available for people without insurance.

2. All insurance plans will have to cover doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room care, and prescriptions.

3. Financial help is available so you can find a plan that fits your budget.

4. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance plans cannot deny you coverage.

5. All insurance plans will have to show the costs and what is covered in simple language with no fine print.

6. You will be able to compare plans all on one website.

7. Help will be available online, by phone, and in person to find the plan that works best for you.


Coverage via the Marketplace starts in January 2014
When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there'll be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is designed to help you find health insurance that fits your budget, with less hassle.

Learn more at:

- healthcare.gov 
A federal government website managed by the US Department of Health & Human Services

- healthreform.kff.org 
A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism, and independent informationo n the major health issues facing our nation and its people.

- Enroll America
Enroll America is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure that all Americans are enrolled in and retain health coverage.

- marketplace.cms.gov



View Health Insurance Marketplace CMS Videos