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Health Care

I believe adequate health care should be a right for every American. Health care is an issue that concerns every one of us, regardless of what we look like or where we come from. We all want what is best for the health and well-being of ourselves and our families. I was proud to vote for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. Since its enactment, the law has given millions of Americans access to health care coverage. Thanks to the ACA, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions,  young people can stay on their parents’ health plan until they turn 26, and all insurance plans must cover health care basics like emergency room visits, hospital stays, and prescription drugs. No law is ever perfect, and now we need to work together in a bipartisan way to strengthen and improve the Affordable Care Act.

My Work on Health Care

Sep 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) voted to defend women’s constitutional right to reproductive health care with H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act.  Amid a dangerous assault on women’s basic health freedoms – from statehouses across the country to the U.S. Supreme Court – this landmark legislation enshrines into law the vital protections of Roe v. Wade and secures the right to reproductive care for all women across America.

Sep 15, 2021 In The News

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois lawmakers came to Aurora Tuesday to urge Congress to pass new federal legislation to protect women’s access to reproductive health care in the wake of a new Texas law which prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks.

Sep 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of vaccine requirements for federal workers, federal contractors, and businesses with more than 100 employees:

Aug 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement in support of the FY2022 Budget Resolution:

Jul 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced that the House Appropriations Subcommittees have advanced all 10 funding requests Congressman Foster submitted as part of the Member-designated Community Project Funding Program. 

Jun 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act:

“Once again, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. After a decade of Republican efforts to dismantle the ACA, today’s ruling is a victory for tens of millions of Americans who are able to access lifesaving health care coverage because of the ACA’s protections.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Pandemic Leave Extension Act. The legislation would extend the paid leave temporary requirement included in the overwhelmingly bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) through the end of the COVID-19 pandemic as determined by the end of the public health emergency declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

May 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced support for 10 community projects in the 11th Congressional District as part of the House Appropriations Committee’s new Community Projects Funding (CPF) program. For FY2022, the House Appropriations Committee has allowed Members of Congress to request direct funding for projects that benefit the communities they represent.

Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Biden addressed a Joint Session of Congress:

“Tonight, President Biden laid out a bold plan to overcome this pandemic and build back an economy that is stronger and more equitable for all Americans.

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after final House passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan, which now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law: