Northern Illinois Representative Pushes For Improvements To The ACA

Mar 26, 2017

Now that the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act has been tabled, one Congressional Democrat from northern Illinois says it’s time to work together to make the existing law better.

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17th District Rep. Cheri Bustos says she’s on the same page with President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan on two important changes they want in the health care law: they all want people to pay less for premiums, co-pays, and deductibles, as well as prescription drugs. She says where they differ is how to get there.  

“What I’ve said from day one and what I will continue to say is that I am willing to work with President Trump in any way I possibly can. Any way he is willing to make sure he is looking out for hardworking families. But if he is going to take us down the path that he just did on this health care bill, then he’s going to have a fight on his hands. Not just from me, but from the American public.”

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Bustos says the President and all members of Congress need to work to “fix what’s broken” with the Affordable Care Act while making sure coverage is affordable to all Americans, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

Bustos held a town hall meeting on health care this weekend in Rockford.