February , 2019

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Letters to Editors

From: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle


We saw a loss for basic human decency last week when the House voted to pass President Trump’s American Healthcare Act. While the financial burden of this bill would be devastating for Cook County, we are far more concerned about the lives and well-being of thousands of Cook County residents that would be at risk of losing their health care coverage should this bill pass the Senate.


Those who voted for this bill, including the three Republican representatives from Northern Illinois were acting out of political cowardice. This is unacceptable. We Democrats promise that we will continue to serve every patient who comes to our door, regardless of their insurance status or citizenship. No one should have to sacrifice their health because they cannot afford it.


We will continue to advocate for health care as a basic human right. I ask you to join us in fighting for people’s lives: consider making a contribution to our organization so that we can continue to fight the good fight. We ask for $51 – the number of votes we need to defeat this bill in the Senate. You can make a contribution here, or paste this link into your browser: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-178043317504309248


I joined a few of the members from the Illinois Democratic Congressional Delegation along with health care experts and advocates at Stroger Hospital to voice our concerns about President Trump’s AHCA bill on Monday, May 8th. You can watch WGN’s coverage of our press conference on their website here: http://wgntv.com/2017/05/08/county-officials-and-members-of-congress-blast-ahca/


Toni Preckwinkle
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