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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Jul 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTONToday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment to the Environment and Interior Division of H.R. 7608, proposed by Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), and which would block Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing an insufficiently protective National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for PM 2.5, or soot.

Jul 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), calling on the agency to create a program entitled the “Black Women’s Healthy Heart Program,” which would which would focus directly on increasing awareness of both the risks to and prevention tools available for Black women.

Jul 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for their proposed changes to the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS), which would improve the quality of life for countless beneficiaries by providing more home dialysis treatment through increased access to new, innovative, and user-friendly home dialysis machines. 

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced legislation requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide all frontline workers with necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to better protect them from coronavirus infection.  The Securing All Fundamental Equipment (SAFE) While Traveling Act would also require that all passengers at national airports and train stations wear PPE as well.

Jun 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas) released the following statement applauding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement amending the agency’s Contact Lens Rule, which further facilitates shopping for contact lenses by requiring prescribers to automatically provide a copy of a patient’s prescription to the patient and to verify or provide prescriptions to third-party sellers.