SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As health care continues to be debated in Washington, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is calling on the Rauner Administration and Illinois’ congressional delegation to fight against changes that will reduce health care for people living in the state.
“There is a lot of concern right now about how the changes to healthcare in Washington are going to impact people in Illinois,” Manley said. “I have heard from constituents who are worried about losing their coverage due to pre-existing conditions or simply not being able to afford insurance. All of Illinois’ elected officials have a responsibility to speak out about such an important piece of legislation.”
Manley is sponsoring House Resolution 445 to urge President Trump and his allies to reconsider how the measure would cause people to lose their insurance and drive up health care costs. Under the current proposed legislation, Illinois could lose nearly $40 billion in Medicaid funding over the next 10 years and almost 24 million residents could lose access to affordable health care.
“Right now, it is estimated that Illinois could lose billions of dollars every year in federal funding with the legislation being proposed on the federal level,” Manley said. “That is money that Illinois can simply not afford to lose right now. I want to encourage the governor to work with our congressional delegation and the president to ensure that this legislation addresses the concerns of residents throughout Illinois, as well as limits the budgetary impact the legislation will have on the state.”
For more information, please contact Manley’s constituent service office at 815-725-2741 or RepManley@gmail.com.