Healthcare

Ensuring access to healthcare for all has been the core of Robyn’s professional career – from leading the expansion of Medicaid coverage for hundreds of thousands of women and children to advocating for proper support for Illinoisans with developmental disabilities. She believes healthcare is a right and is skilled at coalition building to achieve bold goals. 

Robyn is proud to have supported: 

  • The Reproductive Health Act that protects a woman’s right to choose should Roe v. Wade be overturned and also repeals outdated and unconstitutional prohibitions on reproductive healthcare.
  • Medicaid coverage for pregnant women for 12 months postpartum to reduce maternal mortality inequities.
  • Expanding insurance requirements to ensure coverage for treatment of serious mental illness and substance abuse disorder.
  • The Limited Duration Health Insurance Act that protects consumers from high-cost, low-coverage insurance policy plans.
  • Guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions in the case that the federal Affordable Health Act is compromised. 
  • Assurance for patients that their prescription drug costs cannot change during their insurance policy period.
  • Training for mental health crisis intervention in Cook County.

She will continue to:

  • Address racial health disparities in our district and throughout Illinois.
  • Ensure public health policy is founded on science and evidence-based best practices. 
  • Fight the opioid epidemic through a combination of prevention, treatment, and recovery support. 
  • Work on establishing a comprehensive state-sponsored health plan