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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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on passage of critical federal funding for Medicare and children services:
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted against repealing the 30 hours a week threshold and replacing it with a 40 hour per week requirement. H.R. 30, the “Save American Workers Act of 2015”, would modify the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) definition of a full-time employee, from 30 hours a week to an increase of 40 hours a week. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that it would increase the country’s deficit by over $53 billion over 10 years.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) was sworn in for his 11th term on Thursday, January 3rd making him the 2nd longest serving congressman from the First Congressional District of Illinois. The late William L. Dawson served 14 terms making him the longest serving representative of the First District.
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