SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, is fighting to make health care more affordable by passing legislation to protect working families from excessive health insurance rate hikes.
“Working families deserve affordable, high-quality health insurance in order to meet their health care needs,” D’Amico said. “We need to ensure that insurance companies are putting patient care ahead of profits.”
D’Amico recently passed House Bill 471 to prevent excessive and unfair health insurance rate hikes by requiring proposed rate hikes to be reviewed by the Illinois Department of Insurance. The department would have the authority to prohibit rate increases that are deemed unfair or unreasonable. According to the Chicago Tribune, states with laws similar to House Bill 471 have lower health insurance prices than states without them.
“No family or person should have to sacrifice doctor visits, prescriptions, or lifesaving care because of out of control health insurance costs,” said D’Amico. “This legislation will protect working families and help them keep their health insurance plans.”