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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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House passed the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R.3), which will help bring down the cost of prescription drugs. The bill will level the playing field for Americans who are paying more for their medicines than people in other countries.
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) successfully included two provisions in H.R. 2740, the first Democratic Majority-passed Appropriations package since 2010. H.R. 2740 provides $982.8 billion to fund federal departments including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy until Sept 30, 2020.
Washington, DC- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted today in support of H.R. 986, Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019, legislation that blocks the Trump Administration’s efforts to sabotage Americans’ health care.
Washington, DC- U.S. Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Representative Joe Cunningham (SC-01) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) today sent a letter to the Financial Services Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) and Ranking Member Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) and to the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Ranking Member Sen.
Chicago, IL – Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined community leaders at a press conference to announce Illinois House Bill 0072 to expand Medicaid eligibility to immigrants that have a valid social security number or work permit. This bill benefits DACA recipients and legal permanent residents who have been unable to access Medicaid due to their immigration status or period of residency.
Congressman García issued the following statement: