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 15, 2020 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that due to the ongoing public health emergency, his offices in Chicago and Washington D.C. will be closed to visitors until further notice.  Although Rep. Rush and his staff are all currently in good health, he and his staff will work remotely in order to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Rep. Rush believes this is a necessary precaution to protect the public health.

Mar 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined his colleagues in the House to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). This critical piece of legislation will provide free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs it, provides paid sick and family leave to all Americans, strengthens nutrition assistance programs, and increases funding for Medicaid. The bill passed the House 363-40-1.

Mar 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) submitted an amendment to the Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 5279) to ensure that the Office of Minority Health is consulted on which ingredients should be reviewed, as well as the scientific evidence, clinical studies, data, and other information needed to ensure the health and safety of women and girls of color when developing cosmetics. The amendment was passed by voice vote.

Mar 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobbly L. Rush (D-Ill.) voted in support of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 6074), a robust spending package to fully fund federal coronavirus emergency response efforts and protect Americans from this deadly disease.  The supplemental passed the House by a vote of 415–2. 

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