RED BUD, Ill. – State Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, backed a recent budget measure to fund local health initiatives that have done much to guide Illinois through the COVID-19 crisis.
“Our healthcare professionals, especially at the local level, deserve gratitude and support for all the good work they have done,” Reitz said. “This community remains strong because we have so many talented people risking their lives to give us the help we need when we get sick. I will continue to fight to make sure they are not overlooked or underappreciated for what they have done.”
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Reitz supported a measure to secure $719 million dollars in new funding for local health services in Illinois. The measure will also provide $416 million dollars for testing and other services being performed by local health providers in the upcoming fiscal year. This is in addition to recent measures he voted to pass to support the brave men and women in the healthcare community following their brave work during the height of the COVID-19 crisis.
“High-quality and affordable healthcare will always be one of my highest priorities,” Reitz said. “By providing for proper funding for local health services, communities can create plans to help protect themselves against future spikes of COVID-19 and other threats to their health, as well as ensuring that all residents have the services and care they deserve.”