ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – At recent satellite office hours in Romeoville, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, met with local constituents to provide a legislative update and to listen to their thoughts about improving health care.
“I’ve been watching the progression of health care legislation that Representative Manley has been working on,” said Misti Ludwig of Bolingbrook, who is a completing on her doctorate degree in nursing. “It was helpful to hear from her first-hand how she is trying to improve health care in Illinois, including by protecting insurance coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions.”
Manley supported House Bill 2959, which will prohibit health insurance companies from denying coverage to Illinois residents with a pre-existing condition, regardless of possible changes to Obamacare on the federal level. Manley also sponsored House Resolution 445, which opposes Congressional Republicans’ American Health Care Act due to concerns that it would cause residents across the state to lose access to insurance and life-saving care.
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with constituents, like Misti, who are experts in their field,” Manley said. “These discussions provide a better understanding of the challenges we face and what we should be doing to address them. I look forward to learning more as I continue to go around the district to meet with all of my constituents.”
Manley holds satellite office hours at Romeoville Village Hall, located at 1050 W. Romeo Rd. in Romeoville, every third Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The next satellite office hours will be held on Monday, Oct. 16.