The Illinois State Legislature is working to establish a single-payer health care program that would eliminate private insurance and drastically increase health care costs for individuals and families while placing a heavy burden on hospitals.
House Bill 62, the Health Care for All Illinois Act, would eliminate choices, drive up premium costs, and drive down life-saving innovation. The bill has already passed the Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee and could be voted on at any time.
The bill would:
Make it significantly more difficult for Illinois residents to access the health care they need.
Reduce the reimbursement and compensation hospitals receive for providing care.
Cause many rural hospitals to lose money, reduce services or even close, which puts our more isolated neighbors at higher risk of not receiving medical attention quickly.
Instead of putting the government in charge of our health care and putting our hospitals at risk, state leaders should focus on improving our health care system by lifting the barriers that keep costs high and prevent health care providers and medical professionals from meeting the needs of patients.
Urge your lawmakers to oppose House Bill 62!