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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

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. 

Rep. Quigley voted against the GOP Heatlhcare bill, AHCA, which repeals the Affordable Care Act. 

 

Rep. Mike Quigley spoke on CNN about the Republican health care plan and how dangerous it would be for millions of Americans if the Affordable Care Act was repealed.

Rep. Mike 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. Mike Quigley joined over 50 of his colleagues to urge the President to lead an international response to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

More on Health Care

Jul 26, 2017 In the News
Illinois U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley and 32 colleagues, on July 19, sent a letter to the federal Food and Drug Administration urging officials to further update decades-old rules restricting blood donations from men who have sex with men, according to a statement.
Jul 19, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Quigley offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill to fully fund the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), a critical resource to provide a more comprehensive picture of the circumstances surrounding violent deaths.
May 19, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution designating May 2017 as “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month,” when brain tumor advocates nationwide unite in awareness, outreach, and advocacy activities. He introduced a similar resolution last year.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, joined Congressmen Brad Schneider (IL-10) in a roundtable discussion at the Gateway Foundation treatment center with patients, doctors, advocates and other community leaders to discuss efforts to address the epidemic of opioid addiction afflicting Illinois and the country.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on House Republicans’ TrumpCare vote:

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