Health Care

Expanding and ensuring access to quality, affordable health care is a top priority for me. I am committed to strengthening and improving the Affordable Care Act (ACA), bringing down the costs of prescription drugs including insulin, and increasing the public health workforce.

It is my firm belief that access to healthcare is not a privilege, but a right.  I am a co-sponsor of Medicare for All, and I fought repeatedly during the Trump administration against continued Republican attempts to undermine access to care and deny Americans the healthcare coverage they need and deserve.

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Mar 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that seven community health centers with locations in the First Congressional District will receive a total of $58,643,750 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan to support COVID-19 vaccination and services for vulnerable populations.  The funding will be awarded beginning in April by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today at a House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs,” U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) emphasized the need for increased outreach to minority communities to spread the word about enrolling in healthcare coverage and taking advantage of increased healthcare subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan.

Mar 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today at a House Committee on Energy & Commerce hearing titled, “LIFT America: Revitalizing Our Nation’s Infrastructure and Economy,” U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, questioned witnesses about the importance of replacing lead pipelines. Rush’s Q&A comes after a recent analysis by the Chicago Tribune found that Illinois has more service lines made of toxic metal than any other state.

Mar 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) is pleased to announce that five community health centers in the 1st Congressional District will be invited to join the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program over the next six weeks.  The five health centers include: TCA Health, Inc, Christian Community Health Center, Friend Family Health Center, Inc, Beloved Community Family Wellness Center, and Howard Brown Health Center.