EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – As the newly appointed chair of the Healthcare Access and Availability Committee, state Rep. Latoya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, will continue fighting for a reduction in insurance premiums and increased availability of health services across the state.
“Since I was first elected, increasing access to affordable health care has been one of my top priorities,” said Greenwood. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is essential that we continue expanding opportunities to receive care that is not only affordable, but also available to our most vulnerable populations.”
Greenwood has served on the Healthcare Access and Availability Committee since 2019. As a member of that committee, Greenwood has worked on legislation that addressed infant and maternal mortality, expanded health care programs and expanded coverage to those in vulnerable communities. In the 101st General Assembly, Greenwood sponsored and passed vital legislation such as House Bill 5, expanding mental health and maternal care services statewide for pregnant and postpartum women and their children.
“The pandemic has exposed many gaps that exist in our health care infrastructure, and it is time to be proactive in order to save lives and work toward a healthier and safer Illinois,” said Greenwood. “I look forward to working with members, advocates and stakeholders to deliver positive results as chair.”