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 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for their proposed changes to the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS), which would improve the quality of life for countless beneficiaries by providing more home dialysis treatment through increased access to new, innovative, and user-friendly home dialysis machines. 

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced legislation requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide all frontline workers with necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to better protect them from coronavirus infection.  The Securing All Fundamental Equipment (SAFE) While Traveling Act would also require that all passengers at national airports and train stations wear PPE as well.

Jun 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas) released the following statement applauding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement amending the agency’s Contact Lens Rule, which further facilitates shopping for contact lenses by requiring prescribers to automatically provide a copy of a patient’s prescription to the patient and to verify or provide prescriptions to third-party sellers.

May 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in urging House leadership to protect patients and medical professionals by removing pending rate cuts for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.

May 22, 2020 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, joined by Reps. Danny Davis (IL-07), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Bill Foster (IL-11), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), and Rep.