Posts tagged IL
Chicago Sun Times: Shame on Illinois Republicans for putting party over the people

I am a physical therapist. I have cared for patients with cancer, diabetes, mental health, chronic pain and cardiac conditions. Many of my patients were uninsured before the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) because they could not afford insurance or because of pre-existing conditions. Before the ACA, many saw the emergency room as their access to medical care. Because of the lack of care, by the time they came to see me, their health had deteriorated. For diabetics, without preventative medicine and regular check-ups, this often meant the loss of a leg due to unchecked nerve damage and skin ulcers to the feet.

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State Journal-Register: Time for new representative in LaHood’s district

There are many problems with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed last week by House Republicans, but this letter focuses on pre-existing conditions. The AHCA as proposed would allow states to request waivers of pre-existing conditions protections. A state waiver would place people with pre-existing conditions into high-risk pools, likely making health care unaffordable for many, and therefore inaccessible, causing these individuals to lose coverage. This could possibly result in many avoidable deaths to Illinois citizens.

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Chicago Sun Times: Roskam’s Trumpcare vote cranking up Democrats in GOP turf

Seeing cracks in once solid GOP suburban Chicago turf, Democrats are promising to give Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., his biggest race since he was first elected in 2006.

“There are at last count 22 different people looking to take him on,” said Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., on the recruitment team for the national Dem House political shop, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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