Stories tagged: "Rep. Lauren Underwood"

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Rep. Underwood Urges Health Insurers to Help Illinoisans

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) called on health insurers to return the maximum premium credit possible to enrollees during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Rep. Lauren Underwood Announces Over $11 Million in Savings for Constituents

Rep. Lauren Underwood announced that her work to get constituents access to federal programs they’ve earned has produced an estimated $11.1 million in savings and benefits for residents.  That figure is based on money returned to residents from her office’s work to resolve issues with federal programs like Medicare, Social Security, benefits for veterans, and...

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Rep. Lauren Underwood Gets ACA Update Passed, Could Lower Health Premiums for Millions

Rep. Lauren Underwood’s (D-Ill.) bill to enhance the Affordable Care Act passed the House in June, and if it passes the Senate, it could lower health insurance premiums for millions of Americans.  The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act” would expand tax credits, ban junk insurance plans, and lower prescription drug costs.  “I am...

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Rep. Underwood Has a Bill to Get Americans Cash Refunds For Canceled Flights During Pandemic

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Rep. Steven Cohen (D-TN) have introduced legislation to help Americans receive cash refunds for flights canceled during the coronavirus pandemic.  The bill would require both major airlines and third-party ticket sellers to offer full cash refunds for all canceled tickets during the pandemic, whether the airline canceled the flight or...

Rep. Lauren Underwood Helped Get Stranded American Back Home From Haiti

Constituent Jamie Schumacher was in Haiti when travel shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)
Rep. Lauren Underwood Works to Find Solutions to Racial Disparities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rep. Lauren Underwood, (D-Ill.), led a virtual panel discussion on healthcare disparities during the coronavirus pandemic, alongside Rep. Sheila Jackson (D-Texas) and Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). During the meeting, representatives and public health officials discussed the disproportionate effects COVID-19 has had in communities of color, and the steps the country should take to prevent such...

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Rep. Lauren Underwood Announces $108 Million in Emergency Education Funding

Illinois is getting a total of $108 million in emergency education funding, Rep. Lauren Underwood announced.  The money, made possible by coronavirus relief funding passed by Congress, will go towards the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. Underwood strongly supported and voted to pass funding that is designed to help mitigate the ongoing effects of...