SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – As she continues her efforts to build a stronger Illinois by fighting for affordable health care for families across the state, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, is highlighting a new law she supported to expand telehealth services and explore potential solutions to make health insurance more affordable.
“As we are seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases throughout Illinois, it is clear that access to affordable health care options is more important than ever,” said Mussman. “No family should have to choose between paying their bills or seeing a doctor if they are sick, especially as we are living through an unprecedented situation brought on by the pandemic. Working toward more affordable health care continues to be a top priority of mine.”
Mussman has prioritized her continued fight for affordable and accessible health care as the state continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Mussman supported Senate Bill 1864, which expands the availability of telehealth services. Additionally, the Mussman-backed measure strives to research alternative options to make health insurance more affordable in Illinois, by directing state agencies charged with regulating insurance and health care to report to the General Assembly and the governor to help craft effective policy solutions. The bill was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and recently took effect.
“The pandemic has helped shine a light on the terrible outcomes families may face if they do not have proper access to health care, rightfully causing lawmakers to rethink what health care accessibility should look like,” continued Mussman. “I applaud the governor for signing this bill into law because expanding access to telehealth services and fighting for more affordable health care are two ways we can build a stronger Illinois and continue battling the COVID-19 crisis.”
Mussman represents the 56th District, which contains portions of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Roselle, Rolling Meadows and Palatine.