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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September 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Donna Shalala (FL-27) introduced a congressional resolution to designate September 22nd as National Hispanic Nurses Day. The designation of a specific day to honor Hispanic nurses will help raise awareness of their accomplishments and the important work they carry out in our communities. The full text of the resolution can be found here.

August 11, 2020 Press Release

Por  el Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) y Janet Murguía*. 

Nos han dicho que el coronavirus es una enfermedad que no discrimina, ya que todos están en riesgo de adquirir el virus y las dificultades asociadas con detener su propagación se comparten por igual. Pero los números cuentan una historia muy diferente. Estos muestran que las comunidades afroamericanas y latinas no tienen el mismo acceso a atención médica asequible y de calidad que el resto de la sociedad.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC. - Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and the Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – which includes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) – urged Congressional leadership to include several provisions of H.R. 6637, Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020 (HEAA) in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC. - Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and the Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – which includes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) – urged Congressional leadership to include several provisions of H.R. 6637, Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020 (HEAA) in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package.

July 28, 2020 In The News
June 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) led Illinois delegation members in a letter to President Trump urging him to continue funding COVID-19 testing sites. The administration previously announced it would stop funding coronavirus testing sites in five states including Illinois.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia voted to advance H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives 208-199. The legislation would provide more than $3 trillion dollars in comprehensive relief to families, small businesses, and state and local governments.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement regarding Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony in front of a Senate committee today: