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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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:

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released results from their two respective investigations, in addition to a third independent study, to determine how the demolition of the Crawford Coal Plant smokestack impacted Little Village and the surrounding neighborhoods. These initial results indicate that there are no pollution levels linked to the demolition that could be considered unsafe for human health, according to the current standards set by the EPA.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (IL-04) and the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which represents over half of the Democratic Caucus and includes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) – introduced a landmark bill to close health disparities in the United States, entitled the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2020. This legislation is supported by more than 200 community and advocacy organizations in the United States.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) released the following statement today after voting to pass H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act:

“I voted, with great hesitation, to support this package that will provide funding for hospitals, increased virus testing, and support for small businesses throughout the country. I also support the provision to report COVID-19 demographic data by race, sex, ethnicity, gender and geography.

April 18, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) spoke with Chicago health experts this week about the COVID-19 pandemic and the high rate of illness in the Latino community. Recent reports reveal that Latino/Latina and Black communities are being affected at an alarming rate, yet the federal government is not reporting demographic data to better assess the impact on minority communities. The Congressman has asked repeatedly for accurate data collection from federal agencies.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Representatives Jesús “Chuy’ García (IL-04) and Donna Shalala (FL-27), along with 62 Members of Congress sent a letter today to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence urging the administration and federal agencies distribute coronavirus related public safety guidance, benefit eligibility requirements, and application materials in Spanish and other languages.