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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. 

 

Our 2016 Annual Report is here!

Date: 
12/20/2016
Kickoff for Automatic Voter Registration with Sen. Dick Durbin and Betty Magness

We are proud to share our Annual Report for 2016 which highlights the actions and victories we had together.

Please take a look!

Statement from William McNary, Co-Director, on Workers Compensation, HB 4248

Date: 
12/07/2016

Statement by William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois on HB 4248

 

Statement from William McNary, Co-Director, on the Results of the 2016 Elections

Date: 
11/29/2016

We were not prepared for Donald Trump to become the next President of the United States. Many of our friends, our neighbors and our members have feelings of fear, sadness that are real. We want to acknowledge that and let you know that you're not alone. We are clear about the values that undergird this organization and we will not compromise on these values.

Msgr. Egan Campaign for Payday Loan Reform Submits Comments to CFPB Rule

Date: 
10/11/2016

For immediate release

Contacts: Brent Adams 773-844-5544, Lynda DeLaforgue 773-251-0328

October 7, 2016

State Payday Loan Reform Coalition Weighs In on Proposed Payday Rule

As Time to Comment Closes, Group Offers Comments, Tales from the Trenches