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

Feb 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that he has introduced H.R.

Jan 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that he was sworn into the 117th Congress.  In the 117th Congress, the Democratic majority remains committed to building back better by stamping out COVID-19, supporting the frontline workers that have served our communities so bravely throughout the pandemic, supporting small businesses, and putting urgently needed money in the pockets of workers.  In this time of grave emergency, the American people need a Congress that prioritizes their health and economic well-being, and House Democrats stand ready to deliver.

Dec 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement subsequent to his vote in support of a legislative package that funds the Federal Government for Fiscal Year 2021 and provides critical  additional funding for the  response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
 
“The passage of today’s government funding package demonstrates that House Democrats remain committed to delivering much-needed relief to the American people in the wake of the devastation wrought by COVID-19,” said  Rush.
 
Dec 15, 2020 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) made the following statement following the conclusion of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board meeting:

“Mercy Hospital and Medical Center has served residents of the South Side for 170 years.  They are not alone in struggling to keep their doors open, especially as our hospitals grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) announced the introduction of the Safe Testing at Residence Telehealth (START) Act.  This bipartisan legislation would provide robust at-home COVID-19 testing for seniors and other vulnerable populations.

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