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Health Care

In his effort to enact health care reform in 1912, President Theodore Roosevelt described the importance of health care best when he said, “No country can be strong if its people are sick and poor.” These sentiments ring as true today as they did then. Health care is an essential right, and a healthy America is a more productive, safer and better place to call home.

I was proud that one of my earliest votes in Congress was for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because it ensures that millions of Americans have access to affordable, quality health care. In light of the House vote in favor of the American Health Care Act, I will continue to fight—through the appropriations process and otherwise—to protect Americans with preexisting conditions and ensuring quality, affordable care for all. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have fought to fund some of the Fifth District’s most important health programs like Planned Parenthoodcommunity health centers  and HIV prevention. I’ve worked to advance critical research and development and fully fund the National Institutes for Health (NIH), which supports groundbreaking developments in cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and countless other conditions.

Unfortunately, Republicans in the White House and in Congress put politics over people by pursuing a bill that will cause tens of millions of Americans to lose coverage. Quality, affordable care is a right for all, including for our seniors and those with pre-existing conditions who will now be forced to pay considerably higher out-of-pocket costs under this bill. The American people have made their voices clear in strong opposition to this dangerous legislation. They want us to improve and strengthen Affordable Care Act, not destroy it. 


To combat partisan efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Quigley spearheaded efforts by Illinois health care advocates to raise awareness about the Open Enrollment period.


Rep. Quigley spoke on the House Floor and urged his colleagues to vote against the Affordable Care Act repeal and maintain critical coverage for millions of Americans.


Rep. Quigley has held events throughout the Fifth District to discuss the Affordable Care Act with constituents, health care professionals, and advocates.


The opioid epidemic touches us all in some way. Rep. Quigley has met with patients, doctors, advocates, and experts to determine what are the best approaches to addressing this crisis.

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Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, released a statement after voting in favor of the Build Back Better Act.

Nov 10, 2021 E-Newsletters

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, access to quality, affordable health coverage is more important than ever. That's why I'm writing: to be sure you know that open enrollment runs from November 1 through December 15, 2021.

Nov 5, 2021 Press Release

The Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act, also known as ACT for ALS, legislation led by U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), was advanced by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health by a voice vote. This marks a major advancement for the bill and brings it one step closer to a vote by the full House of Representatives. The legislation must now be approved by the full committee before consideration on the floor.

Sep 20, 2021 Press Release

Last week, Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-05), Val B. Demings (FL-10), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Adam B. Schiff (CA-28), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) received a response to the letter they previously sent to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Dr.

Sep 1, 2021 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s failure to enjoin Texas’ six-week abortion ban (S.B. 8), allowing the law to take effect:

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