Delgado helping to ‘Bridge The Gap’

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Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago) joined U.S Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis at the UIC forum in Chicago to discuss disparities in health care access in Illinois. Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities was hosted by the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. “It’s extremely important that every individual in Illinois has access to health care, regardless of who he or she is or where he or she comes from,” Delgado said. “We have to take any and every opportunity to keep addressing this issue and continue the discussion.”

Delgado has long been acknowledged as a leading voice for providing health care in under serviced communities. Throughout his time in the legislature, Delgado has fought to ensure that all residents of Illinois receive access to adequate health care. As the former Chair of the Public Health Committee and part of working groups through which he fought to restore short sighed health care cuts and expand services to underserved populations. Delgado discussed measures the General Assembly has passed to expand healthcare access in Illinois for minorities and low income households.

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