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
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:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passing 500,000 people:
“The magnitude of the loss of life our nation has endured over the past 12 months is immense, and we stand with everyone who is mourning the death of a loved one - including over 22,000 in Illinois alone.
As Sen. Dick Durbin readies for a historic role as chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee, members of Congress from the suburbs are dusting off bills on climate change and cheaper prescription drugs with the White House and Senate changing from Republican to Democratic hands.
Coronavirus has killed more than 400,000 people in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The U.S. reached the grim milestone Tuesday, almost one year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the country and a little over a month after passing 300,000 coronavirus deaths on Dec. 14, The New York Times reported.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the emergency relief package announced by President-elect Joe Biden:
"It's clear President-elect Biden will waste no time delivering additional crucial economic relief for the American people and launching a comprehensive plan for efficient vaccine distribution so we can finally defeat this pandemic.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the opening of the 117th Congress:
"I am honored to represent the people of the 11th Congressional District of Illinois for another term. In just a matter of days, a new President will be sworn in and an administration that believes in science-driven policies will get to work, and I am ready to work with them to tackle the issues that the people sent us to Washington to address.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the bipartisan COVID relief package introduced in the House:
"I support this bipartisan package because it is a useful down payment that will provide additional economic relief for hardworking American families and small businesses struggling to make ends meet. It will also deliver critical resources needed to effectively deploy vaccines throughout the country.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement about receiving the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passing 300,000 people:
"At the same time that we applaud the arrival of the first vaccines for our health care workers, we're reminded of just how deadly this pandemic has been. More Americans have died from COVID-19 than were killed in combat in World War II. The scale of this loss of life and the grief felt by so many families is immense and our thoughts are with everyone who has lost friends or loved ones to this virus.