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.

More on Health Care

Mar 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Following a request led by U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it would allow pathologists to perform their important testing capabilities remotely to help address the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, calling on Director Michael Carvajal to release elderly, nonviolent prisoners in an attempt to mitigate any risk of infection to the prison population.

Mar 24, 2020 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) applauded the news that MetroSouth Medical Center will reopen to serve quarantined coronavirus patients just days after the Congressman called on Governor Pritzker to use his executive authorities to reopen the facility amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker calling on each of them to ensure that healthcare facilities receive the necessary funding and flexibility to address the coronavirus pandemic.  Rep. Rush also stressed the importance of directly funding healthcare facilities, particularly for underserved hospitals and Community Health Centers, both of which primarily serve low-income patients.

Mar 18, 2020 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called on Governor JB Pritzker to use any and all existing authorities to reopen MetroSouth Medical Center in order to increase the number of hospital beds needed to adequately address the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.