SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Will Davis, D-Harvey, issued the following statement in response to Governor Rauner’s budget address:
“As a legislator living with diabetes, I understand how important it is to ensure services and proper care are easily accessible to prevent diabetics from suffering complications. Throughout my time serving in the General Assembly, I have fought to improve access to health care and supported legislation to address cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.
“As the chairman of the Health and Healthcare Disparities Committee, my priority continues to be to improve our health care system, in part, by making it more accessible, especially to our most vulnerable residents. Access to affordable health should be a right for everyone.
“As Illinois nears it eighth month of operating without a state budget, not-for-profit and for-profit health organizations are doing what they can to maintain services. The budget impasse has forced providers’ health systems to cut services, students to go without MAP grants and after school programming to cut essential services to our children. The budget proposal the governor presented on Wednesday does not make clear his commitment to providing health services for those most in need. We need to find a balanced approach while meeting the needs of working-class families, to resolve the state’s budget impasse. I will continue to fight for my constituents to ensure they get the funding they need.”
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