What Your Member of Congress Said About the ACA

The Affordable Care Act brought health care coverage to 600,000 people in Illinois. It creates jobs, protects patients, and safeguards people from the leading cause of bankruptcy – medical debt. Here is what your member of Congress had to say about it.

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Rep. Bobby Rush, Chicago
Rep. Robin Kelly, South Shore
Rep. Dan Lipinski, Western Springs
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Chicago
Rep. Mike Quigley, Lincoln Park
Rep. Peter Roskam, Arlington Heights
Rep. Danny K. Davis, Chicago
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Schaumburg
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Evanston
Rep. Brad Schneider, Deerfield
Rep. Bill Foster, Naperville
Rep. Mike Bost, Murphysboro
Rep. Rodney L. Davis, Springfield
Rep. Randy Hultgren, Winfield
Rep. John Shimkus, Collinsville
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Rockford
Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rockford/Peoria
Rep. Darin LaHood, Peoria

Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-1) said:

"The Republicans are playing peak-a-boo with seniors, the disabled, women and children – and are acting like vampires waiting for the sun to go down so they can make their move on those they perceive weaker than them. We’re here to protect the public’s interests and not wind up as cheerleaders for private profits. Access to affordable health care should be a right, and I believe that the ACA is the best way we can move towards making this a reality."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Rush and let him know you support his efforts.  Chicago (773) 779-2400, Washington DC (202) 225-4372      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2) said:

"The Affordable Care Act has left behind a legacy of progress.  It is working and is more popular than ever. Let's fix any issues instead of passing this bill that will make Americans sick again."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Kelly and let him know you support her efforts.  Chicago (773) 321-2001, Matteson (708) 679-0078, Washington DC (202) 225-0773      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) said:

"I voted against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare … I will not support a replacement that takes away access, hurts those with pre-existing conditions, is a give-away to insurers and providers."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Lipinski and let him know you support his efforts.  Chicago (773) 948-6223, Lockport (815) 838-1990, Orland Park (708) 403-4379, Oak Lawn (708) 424–0853, Washington DC (202) 225-5701      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (IL-4) said:

"This will literally help people live who before this law, if they were sick and couldn't afford care or couldn't switch health policies, were sentenced to death or poverty or both."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Gutiérrez and let him know you support his efforts.  Chicago (773) 342-0774, Washington DC (202) 225-8203      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-5) said:

"Instead of building on the undeniable progress made by the Affordable Care Act, this new bill will move us backwards by denying care for millions of individuals by increasing costs, threatening Medicare’s stability, defunding Planned Parenthood, and allowing insurers to charge more or deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. This is not what the American people want or deserve."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Quigley and let him know you support his efforts.  Chicago Lakeview (773) 267-5926, Chicago Portage Park (773) 267-5926, Washington DC (202) 225-4061      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6) said:

"It’s clear the law has failed. Today we began the process to repeal and replace Obamacare with a patient-centered, market-based alternative to bring down costs and provide greater access to affordable care for all Americans."  Source: Member's website

Let Rep. Roskam know that it's crucial for his constituents to continue to have coverage.  West Chicago (630) 232-0006, Barrington (630) 232-0006, Washington DC (202) 225-4561      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL-7) said:

"I say that by all means, by every stretch of imagination, we must do everything within our power to make sure that the Affordable Care Act is not dismantled, is not rolled back ... I can tell you, we're going to fight back until there's no energy left, to make sure that this institution, that the 600,000 enrollees in the state of Illinois, continue to get the best health care that this country can provide." Source: YouTube

Thank Rep. Davis and let him know you support his efforts.  Chicago (773) 533-7520, Washington DC (202) 225-5006      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8) said:

"At a time when so many pillars of middle-class life are under attack, I look forward to using my position to defend the Affordable Care Act and to resist any attempt to cut Medicare."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Krishnamoorthi and let him know you support his efforts.  Schaumburg (847) 413-1959, Washington DC (202) 225-3711      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) said:

"One of the most rewarding days of my life was March 23, 2010 – the day when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was signed into law.  Obamacare ends insurance industry abuses in the health system, improves Medicare and Medicaid for seniors and people with disabilities, and covers millions of uninsured Americans."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Schakowsky and let her know you support her efforts.  Chicago (773) 506-7100, Evanston (847) 328-3409, Glenview (847) 328-3409, Washington DC (202) 225-2111      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) said:

"The Republican plan to repeal the ACA is reckless not just for those who depend on the law for coverage, but also for the millions of Americans who receive health insurance through their employer."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Schneider and let him know you support his efforts.  Lincolnshire (847) 383-4870, Washington DC (202) 225-4835      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11) said:

"The Affordable Care Act has given more than 20 million Americans access to health care. But Republicans would rather tell millions of hard-working families that they are on their own when it comes to their health care while making the pockets of wealthy even deeper."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Foster and let him know you support his efforts.  Aurora (630) 585-7672, Joliet (815) 280-5876, Washington DC (202) 225-3515      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) said:

"Obamacare is clearly failing, contributing to higher costs and fewer insurance options for American families. In Southern Illinois, several of our counties are down to just a single health insurance exchange plan and premiums for this plan increased by more than 70%."  Source: Belleville News-Democrat

Let Rep. Bost know that it's crucial for his constituents to continue to have coverage.  Alton (618) 233-8026, Belleville (618) 233-8026, Carbondale (618) 457-5787, Granite City (618) 233-8026, Mt. Vernon (618) 513-5294, Washington DC (202) 225-566      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. Rodney L. Davis (IL-13) said:

"Obamacare is collapsing on itself. Some say, Then why not work to fix it? But it doesn’t work like that."  Source: Member's website

Let Rep. Davis know that it's crucial for his constituents to continue to have coverage.  Champaign (217) 403-4690, Decatur (217) 791-6224, Maryville (618) 205-8660, Normal (309) 252-8834, Taylorville (217) 824-5117, Springfield (217) 791-6224, Washington DC (202) 225-2371      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) said:

"Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – has failed to accomplish such common-sense goals; in fact, it's made matters worse. Constituents in the 14th District and across the country have lost the health insurance they liked and have been shoved into narrow networks where their doctors are no longer covered. Even leading Democrats on Capitol Hill have acknowledged the law is a train wreck."  Source: Member's website

Let Rep. Hultgren know that it's crucial for his constituents to continue to have coverage.  Campton Hills (630) 584-2734, Washington DC (202) 225-2976      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. John Shimkus (IL-15) said:

"While the vast majority of my constituents will be glad to see this costly, broken law go away, some are concerned about losing their current coverage. I want these folks to know that vital patient protections will be preserved under the AHCA."  Source: Member's website

Let Rep. Shimkus know that it's crucial for his constituents to continue to have coverage.  Danville (217) 446-0664, Effingham (217) 347-7947, Harrisburg (618) 252-8271, Maryville (618) 288-7190, Washington DC (202) 225-5271      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) said:

"This law is causing serious pain, and hardworking, middle class families are bearing the brunt of it. This is unacceptable, and my colleagues and I will continue to work to provide fairness for all Americans."  Source: Member's website

Let Rep. Kinzinger know that it's crucial for his constituents to continue to have coverage.  Rockford (815) 708-8032, Ottawa (815) 431-9271, Watseka (815) 432-0580, Washington DC (202) 225-3635      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) said:

"Repealing the Affordable Care Act would be devastating to the families and hospitals in our region, and it’s shameful that President Trump and Washington Republicans are literally hiding their reckless repeal plan from the American people. Instead of shifting more costs to patients – as President Trump plans to do – we should fix what’s broken and improve the Affordable Care Act. Raising taxes and reducing benefits is not an acceptable plan, and I’ll continue fighting to improve health care options for the people I serve."  Source: Member's website

Thank Rep. Bustos and let her know you support her efforts.  Peoria (309) 966-1813, Rock Island (309) 786-3406, Rockford (815) 968-8011, Washington DC (202) 225-5905      What the district stands to lose

Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18) said:

"Obamacare has raised taxes, added regulations, hindered job creation, and reduced patient choice."  Source: Member's website

Let Rep. LaHood know that it's crucial for his constituents to continue to have coverage.  Peoria (309) 671-7027, Springfield (217) 670-1653, Jacksonville (217) 245-1431, Bloomington (309) 205-9556, Washington DC (202) 225-6201      What the district stands to lose
District-specific one-pagers on pre-existing conditions and ACA financial assistance.

Sources:
Creates jobs: Illinois Health and Hospital Association http://www.ihatoday.org/uploadDocs/1/acaimpactcongdistricts.pdf
Protects patients: HealthCare.gov https://www.healthcare.gov/health-care-law-protections/rights-and-protections/