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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May 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in urging House leadership to protect patients and medical professionals by removing pending rate cuts for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.

May 22, 2020 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, joined by Reps. Danny Davis (IL-07), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Bill Foster (IL-11), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), and Rep.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTONToday, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in support of the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800), which includes critical support for frontline workers, along with direct payments to struggling families.  This critical relief package also included Rep.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush introduced H.R.

Apr 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) led a group of 88 House Democrats calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require the use of masks, gloves, eyewear, and any PPE that may be appropriate for transportation workers, frontline Federal employees, and the passengers they interact with.