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.
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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: