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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Feb 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.) introduced H.R. 1176, the Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening for High-risk Insured Men (PSA Screening for HIM) Act.  This legislation would waive deductibles, copayments, and coinsurances for prostate cancer screenings for those with a family history of prostate cancer or who are African-American.

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.

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