Stephani Becker conducts policy research, data analysis, trainings and advocacy on a range of health care issues, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and access to public benefits. Stephani provides training and technical assistance on ACA implementation and Medicaid to navigators, certified enrollment specialists and community agencies in Illinois. Stephani also manages HelpHub, an online crowd-sourcing community of over 2,000 enrollment specialists in Illinois. Stephani is a founding member of the Protect Our Care Illinois coalition which was formed in January 2017 to protect against repealing the ACA and disastrous cuts to Medicaid. Prior to joining the Shriver Center, Stephani was Project Director of the Illinois Health Matters digital hub at Health & Disability Advocates. Stephani has an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in English from Duke University.
Blog Post List
November 22, 2017
The holidays will soon be upon us — and with them, for many of us, the frantic holiday shopping season. Fortunately, shopping for health insurance doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. November 1st marked the beginning of 2018 open enrollment for coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). From the (many) failed attempts to “repeal and replace,” to the Trump Administration’s campaign to sabotage the individual marketplace , to all of the political noise and rhetoric in between, there’s likely been a lot of confusion about the state of healthcare in this country. Here are...
May 12, 2014
The big news in Illinois this month is that enrollments into new health care options under the Affordable Care Act from October 1, 2013 – April 15, 2014 topped the half million mark . More than 217,000 people enrolled in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and even more – 287,000 enrolled into the new Medicaid expansion. The latest Gallup poll is shoring up these enrollment numbers with related data: the U.S. uninsured rate continued to drop to its lowest monthly rate since January 2008. This is exciting news for all of us involved in the Affordable Care Act rollout. At the Sargent...
October 4, 2012
We thought this post would be interesting to MomsRising readers, because especially during election season, it's important to get the facts straight about the Affordable Care Act and know how to sort out truth from fiction. For more myth-busting about the ACA, you can go to www.illinoishealthmatters.org . You can also submit a question and one of our ACA experts will answer it for you. ----------------------------------------------- A state senate candidate in Illinois has become a recent YouTube sensation with her humorous critique of the health reform law. In her "Obamacare Summed Up in One...