Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Health Care

Healthcare is such a critically important issue and I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  While I agree the ACA needs improvement, depriving 24 million Americans of affordable healthcare is not the solution.  As you may know, the ACA contains provisions intended to allow more Americans to access quality healthcare by increasing the primary care and public health workforce, promoting preventive services, and strengthening quality controls, among other things.

The Republican alternative has many deficiencies including eliminating coverage for preexisting conditions and undoing Medicaid expansion; which are just a sampling of what is vital to so many individuals in our district.  Additionally, their cruel and reckless plan would rob too many Americans of the healthcare coverage they now have.

It is my firm belief that access to healthcare is not a privilege, but a right.  Therefore, I am in strong opposition to attempts to deny Americans the healthcare coverage they deserve and will continue to fight any efforts to undermine their healthcare.

More on Health Care

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) underscored an important new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP). This report details that after a 19-month long concentrated effort — pushed by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to sabotage Americans’ health care and drive up premiums — hard-working families in every corner of America will now endure skyrocketing new costs.
Jun 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) slammed Republicans’ attacks on health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), rebuked Republican colleagues for ignoring the issues black and brown Americans face.

Rush Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), today released the following statement on the Republican short-term government funding legislation (also known as the Continuing Resolution, or CR).

Nov 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement today pursuant to his NO vote on H.R. 3922, the CHAMPION Act, which would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP):

“My vote today should not be taken as a reflection of any lack of support for CHIP on my part. Instead, it should be seen for what it is: a protest against the Republican majority’s desire to rob Peter to pay Paul.

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