Putting Working Families Ahead of Insurance Companies
I’m fed up with politicians putting corporate profits ahead of the needs of our families. That’s why I’m fighting for strong state-level protections that stop massive insurance companies from gouging middle-class families and to ensure no one can be denied care because of their medical history, regardless of what out-of-touch politicians in Washington do.
I recently passed reforms that will protect middle-class families by first creating an independent Health Insurance Rate Review Board, which will scrutinize proposed insurance premiums and block unjustified increases intended only to increase corporate profits at the expense of our families. I also voted to pass legislation guaranteeing people with life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease cannot be denied health coverage based on their pre-existing conditions. Millions of Illinoisans have a pre-existing condition, and while Washington politicians continue their fight to repeal federal protections for these at-risk individuals, I passed state-level protections that will prevent insurance companies that sell policies in Illinois from discriminating against the sickest, oldest and most in need of care.