Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Health Care

Healthcare is such a critically important issue and I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  While I agree the ACA needs improvement, depriving 24 million Americans of affordable healthcare is not the solution.  As you may know, the ACA contains provisions intended to allow more Americans to access quality healthcare by increasing the primary care and public health workforce, promoting preventive services, and strengthening quality controls, among other things.

The Republican alternative has many deficiencies including eliminating coverage for preexisting conditions and undoing Medicaid expansion; which are just a sampling of what is vital to so many individuals in our district.  Additionally, their cruel and reckless plan would rob too many Americans of the healthcare coverage they now have.

It is my firm belief that access to healthcare is not a privilege, but a right.  Therefore, I am in strong opposition to attempts to deny Americans the healthcare coverage they deserve and will continue to fight any efforts to undermine their healthcare.

More on Health Care

Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) today, released the following statement upon the successful adoption of his amendment to the CHAMPION Act last night:

“I am so pleased that my amendment to allow community health centers to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s ‘All of Us’ Research Program was unanimously adopted by my colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted on a procedural motion that would begin debate to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare):

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — The office of Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following fact sheet about the impact of “TrumpCare” on Illinois and the 1st Congressional District if Republicans are successful in dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Illinois stands to lose $3.2 billion in federal funding.

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the Republican’s “Pay More for Less” repeal bill. U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reacted strongly to the GOP’s latest offensive on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will render millions of Americans without medical coverage. Illinois ranks number 48 in receiving Medicaid matching funds, with more than 212,022 enrollees in the 1st Congressional District alone.

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) lambasted Republicans who seek to demolish the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and render millions of Americans without access to affordable health care. The legislator accused his colleagues of playing childish games with the lives of the elderly, the disabled, children and working families.