SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois residents with pre-existing conditions will be protected from health care cuts at the federal level under a bill backed by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, preserving critical consumer protections.

“Health care for millions of Illinoisans is at risk due to laws being pushed by President Trump and his extreme allies in Washington,” Kalish said. “It’s vital that we enact protections at the state level to protect care for our families.”

Kalish is supporting Senate Bill 2026, which rejects the Trump administration’s waivers, which would allow insurance companies to sell low-coverage plans that do not cover pre-existing conditions. Without approval from the General Assembly, Illinois would be prohibited from entering into these waivers without explicit approval of the Legislature.

“Health care should not be a privilege for a select few, it’s a basic human right,” Kalish said “Stripping heath care for working families to boost profits for big insurance companies is simply wrong. I will continue to do everything I can in Springfield to ensure that families in our community have access to quality care.”

Rep. Yehiel KalishRep. Yehiel Kalish

16th District

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