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Statement on Senate Vote to Proceed to Repeal Health Care for Millions of Americans

Date: 
07/25/2017

Senate Vote to Repeal Health Care from Millions Unconscionable,

Yet Rauner Remains Silent

Rauner Comments on Health Care Raise More Questions

Date: 
07/20/2017

CHICAGO-Yesterday, after the 3rd GOP Senate health care bill failed to get the support required for consideration, Governor Rauner spoke to reporters about his position: “I’ve expressed my concern about the changes being proposed to the Affordable Care Act and their negative impact to our most vulnerable residents—both in the expanded Medicaid population in Illinois…as well as the many hundreds of thousands in the standard Medicaid program.”

6th CD Action Network Pens Joint Statement Calling on Congressman Roskam to Uphold Consumer Protections of the ACA

Date: 
03/30/2017

Yesterday Politico reported that Rep. Peter Roskam has moved toward taking a leadership role in creating what he calls “an aspirational bill” that incorporates everything the GOP has sought to do on health care.

Health Care Justice for the Long Haul

Date: 
02/09/2017

 "Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and to enjoy good health. Millions do not now have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. And the time has now arrived for action to help them attain that opportunity and to help them get that protection."

 Those were the words of President Harry Truman when he sent a message to Congress on the need for national health care. He delivered his message on November 19, 1945. 

A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Repeal Health Care

Date: 
02/08/2017
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Since December, the Republicans leading Congress have proposed nothing but reckless plans when it comes to health care. We all know that there’s a lot of room for improvement in our health care system, particularly when it comes to affordability and lowering costs, but none of these proposals would address these issues. 

 

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet: "Obamacare and You"

Date: 
10/03/2013

 

A great resource on all things ACA: "Obamacare and You" is a series of one-page papers explaining how the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” will affect different groups of people.

  to learn more.

Introducing the Affordable Care Act Toolkit

Date: 
10/03/2013

 

From Representative Jan Schakowsky:

I’m proud to announce the launch of an Obamacare Toolkit, available on my website, to help my constituents learn about the many benefits of Obamacare and how to take advantage of them.

Follow the link below to find out more:

Governor Quinn Joins with Health Advocates to Launch Health Insurance Marketplace

Date: 
10/01/2013

Health Insurance Marketplace Ready to Help 1 Million Illinoisans

In September of 2008, Citizen Action/Illinois started the Health Care for America Now campaign in Illinois.  HCAN was an ambitious campaign to win quality and affordable health care for the 1.5 million Illinoisans without insurance and the millions being overcharged and underserved by their existing health insurance.

CA/IL works to inform community college students on health care options

Date: 
09/04/2013

From the News-Gazette:

Groups plan to inform community college students on health care

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 7:00am | Debra Pressey

CHAMPAIGN — Two public interest organizations believe they'll find many of the young adults in Champaign County who don't have health insurance on the campus of Parkland College.

Medicaid Expansion Moves to Governor for Signature

Date: 
05/29/2013

Medicaid expansion heads to Illinois governor

May 28, 2013 - From the Associated Press - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.

The key part of President Barack Obama's health care law heads to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is in favor of it. Quinn says it'll help transform Illinois' health care.