Health

Far too many people remain uninsured in this country, including many of my constituents who pay too much for their medicine and care. No individual should ever have to choose between health care and bankruptcy.

I believe everyone should have access to affordable and quality health care. I will support measures that move us toward that goal, including fighting to protect Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, closing the uninsured gap, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, addressing the prescription drug affordability crisis, and reducing health disparities among different communities.

As a long-time advocate for universal health care, I aim to move our country towards a system with universal health care and proposals promoting Medicare for All.

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December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today the House voted on a year-end agreement consisting of two legislative packages to fund the government through 2021 and provide additional COVID-19 relief. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted for Part II of H.R. 133, which funds domestic programs that include healthcare, environmental protections, roads and public transportation, workforce development, affordable housing, and over $900 billion in additional COVID-19 relief.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today the House passed Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García’s (IL-04) Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety (“CO Alerts”) Act as part of an omnibus funding package. The CO ALERTS Act, formerly known as the Safe Housing for Families Act, protects residents of public and subsidized housing from carbon monoxide poisoning by providing funds for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in each unit of affordable housing.

December 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) introduced a suite of five health equity bills aimed at reducing health disparities for communities of color. The bills are part of the larger Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020 introduced in April by Congressman García and the Tri-Caucus.

December 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC- In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) today called on negotiators to include direct assistance, in the form of stimulus checks, for immigrant and mixed-status families in any COVID-19 emergency relief package. These are his remarks as delivered:

The video of the speech can be found here.

November 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-4), Assistant Speaker-elect Katherine Clark (MA-5), and 91 other House members wrote a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield demanding that the agency release more robust data on disproportionate racial mortality rates from their recent report on excess deaths in 2020.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led a bicameral letter signed by 73 Members of Congress to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting the issuance of a worldwide temporary general license to allow coronavirus-related humanitarian trade to flow to U.S. sanctioned countries. Previous Administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have issued similar licenses to address humanitarian crises as need arose around the world.