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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Hultgren Statement on Healthcare Reform following Senate Vote

Jul 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today issued the following statement after last night’s vote in the Senate:

“I am very disappointed that the Senate didn't stay at the table to find a way forward to bring down skyrocketing premiums and address the failing ACA system. The healthcare status quo is unacceptable—doing nothing is not an option. Illinois’ ACA health exchanges provide substandard care at outrageous prices for residents without employer-sponsored coverage. Families in my district on the ACA exchange will be offered one choice for their insurance next year if nothing changes. In the coming weeks we'll get a glimpse of what this true insurance monopoly will mean for those who can't afford any more premium increases. These facts can’t be ignored. Further, Medicaid must be restored to its original mandate to provide a safety net to the truly needy. I urge the Senate to take up health reform again. Illinois individuals and families can’t wait.”