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Press Release: Foster Hosts Teletown Hall on Health Care

Jun 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a telephone town hall on the latest developments in the debate over health care and Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Over 6,000 people from the 11th District participated in the discussion.

“I have been inspired to hear from many people in the 11th District about the importance of protecting health care,” said Foster. "The overwhelming majority of constituents I hear from want Congress to improve upon the Affordable Care Act. The Republican plan - a plan that would leave 23 million Americans without health care coverage, rapidly bankrupt Medicare and cut Medicaid, remove benefits for elderly veterans, and raise premiums and co-pays for hard-working Americans - is unacceptable to most people I represent. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to block it from advancing any further."

This year, Foster has held in-person town halls on President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban, health care, and climate change.  Foster will be hosting another in-person event on health care later this month in Joliet. On May 4, 2017, the Republican-led House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act to repeal the Affordable Care Act.