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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Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) returned to Washington D.C. and voted in support of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which will increase funding for small businesses, hospitals, and nationwide testing amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The bill passed the House 388-5-1.

Apr 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTONIn a recent letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill) and Bill Posey (R-Fla.) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in calling on CMS to fully maximize consumer choice, quality care, and health outcomes of dialysis patients by making necessary adjustments to the Transitional Add-on Payment Adjustment for New and Innovative Equipment and Supplies (TPNIES).

Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In light of the alarming racial disparities between white and black Americans regarding coronavirus deaths, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called on the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that data, clinical trials, and access to vaccines and treatments include African-American communities.

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) applauded the passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  This historic piece of legislation provides direct cash payments to Americans, expands unemployment benefits, and makes available emergency grants and loans for small businesses across the 1st Congressional District of Illinois and the nation.  The bill passed the House by voice vote.

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In a recent letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) requested that both agencies look for solutions to safely expedite the option of home dialysis in light of the coronavirus pandemic.