July 3, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Oak Park, is standing with millions of Americans by sponsoring legislation which states the Illinois House of Representatives opposition to President Trump’s American Health Care Act.

“Illinoisans and their health must be put before big corporations and insurance companies,” Lilly said. “Healthcare should provide the necessary coverage and peace of mind for everyone, regardless of a pre-existing condition. There are too many instances of citizens having to choose whether or not they will get their monthly prescriptions or buy food to feed their families. This is unacceptable. We have a responsibility to ensure that all Americans receive affordable healthcare regardless of any current condition they may have.”

Lilly is sponsoring House Resolution 445 to urge President Trump and his allies to reconsider making detrimental changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Trumpcare will repeal the most important parts of the ACA, such as coverage for...

June 30, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Concerned about the negative effects a proposed federal health care overhaul would have on the most vulnerable, state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is supporting a resolution that opposes the Republican-introduced American Health Care Act.

“The new health care rewrite Republicans are trying to slam through in Washington would be detrimental to millions of Illinoisans,” Greenwood said. “We cannot turn our backs on the most vulnerable and people that are in most need of affordable health care and that is exactly what the American Health Care Act will do.”

Greenwood is sponsoring House Resolution 445, which notes that the Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million people would lose their health care coverage if the Republican proposal is implemented. In addition, the health care plan would dramatically slash Medicaid funding by approximately $880 billion over a period of ten years. In Illinois, such cuts would mean a $40 billion reduction in Medi...

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