BUSTOS STATEMENT ON CENSUS HEALTH CARE REPORT

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after the Census Bureau released a report finding that the number of uninsured Americans increased by nearly 2 million in 2018, the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took full effect in 2014:

“Instead of working with us to improve health care for the American people, this administration has sabotaged the Affordable Care Act at every turn – resulting in nearly 2 million Americans losing their health coverage. And today, the White House is suing to strike down the health care law and protections for the more than 5 million Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions. House Democrats have already passed 10 bills to lower the cost of health care and prescription drug prices. The president should join us in these efforts.”

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