I am honored to serve as the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust – one of Congress’s principal health care advisory task forces. In this position, I’m working for the people of Illinois’s Second Congressional District, and all Americans to reduce the health disparities that plague many of our communities.
My top health care priorities are: addressing health inequality in our communities, protecting a woman’s right to choose, keeping health care costs affordable, and protecting Medicare and Medicaid for future generations.
Improving our nation’s health requires a dedicated, and holistic advancement of access to quality and affordable health care, as well as a strong focus on promoting physical fitness, nutrition, and preventative medicine including increased access to oral health care.
We must also address both the root causes of gun violence, as gun violence itself as a health care issue. Gun violence is a threat to our public health, and expanding access to, and quality of, mental health care services will help reduce the threat of gun violence and gun suicides.
Lastly, I support investments in the health care workforce. Scientific and medical research not only creates well-paying jobs, but it also improves our long-term national health by promoting cutting edge research that will develop the next generation of cures that will save lives and further reduce health care costs.
For more information concerning my work and views on Health Care issues, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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“I applaud President Obama’s bold Executive Actions taken today. These policies will have an immediate impact by keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous individuals and preventing gun trafficking, while also protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible, law-abiding citizens.
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“Congresswoman Kelly’s 2015 report shines a bright light on one of the urgent moral challenges before America: inequality in health.
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By Rep. Robin Kelly
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