May 4, 2017

Statement from Chicago Health Commissioner on American Health Care Act

Brian Richardson

In response to today's vote in the U.S. House of Representative, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Julie Morita, M.D., released the following statement:

"More than 300,000 Chicago residents have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and our city is undeniably healthier because of that. Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress don't care about improving health. Today, they chose politics over people when they passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - a bill that is neither American nor health care as it will decimate the progress we have made and put millions of lives at risk. We urge every member of the United States Senate to vote against this dangerous proposal and keep it from ever becoming law."

Dr. Morita is available for interviews tomorrow to discuss the dangerous implications for Chicago if this proposal becomes law. To schedule an interview please email

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