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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...

July 3, 2017

CHICAGO – In response to massive proposed changes to national health care, and the negative impact it will have on families in the community, state Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, is fighting against President Trump’s radical changes that will leave families to fend for themselves.

“Families in our community will suffer if Trumpcare becomes law because it slashes benefits for low and middle income Americans in order to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires,” Conyears-Ervin said. “That is why I strongly oppose those changes, and I have passed legislation that would protect our families by guaranteeing care for people with preexisting conditions.”

Conyears-Ervin’s House Bill 2959 protects millions of Illinoisans who have preexisting conditions by requiring Illinois insurance companies to cover preexisting conditions. The law takes preventative steps to defend at-risk Illinoisans in the case that Trumpcare is signed into law and eliminates this coverage. The bill passed b...

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...

June 27, 2017

CHICAGO – In reaction to the reckless health care proposal from extreme politicians in Washington, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is sponsoring legislation on the state level to oppose President Trump’s American Health Care Act and urge Congress to expand the federal Medicare program for people most in need.

“Due to the actions that our president is taking on repealing Obamacare, state action is required to protect those who will be directly affected by this dangerous plan,” said Harper. “If Trumpcare takes effect, it is estimated that 24 million people will lose their coverage and critical funding for medical services, like Medicaid, will be slashed. This is an attempt to keep poor and vulnerable people sick while artificially inflating the profits of big insurance companies.”

Harper is sponsoring House Resolution 445, which states the Illinois House of Representatives’ opposition to President Trump’s health care plan. Harper believes that people who rely on affordable health cover...

April 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to protect health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, state Rep. Harper, D-Chicago, is sponsoring legislation that would outlaw insurance companies from denying people coverage because of their health conditions.

“Health care is a very contentious topic in the country right now,” said Harper. “Many people live with pre-existing conditions or other serious issues that require them to have affordable coverage. With the president attempting to roll back access to health care, I am supporting legislation that will allow our most vulnerable residents to keep their coverage.”

Harper is a sponsor of House Bill 2959, which aims to prevent insurance companies from denying people coverage based on pre-existing conditions. There are 1.3 million Illinoisans that could face potentially higher costs if Congress eliminates the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Harper feels access to health care should not be taken away from people who struggle with health issues.

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