L Freedom Caucus: Pritzker-backed insurance ‘reform’ increases cost and provide Cadilac coverage for illegals

Springfield, IL – Illinois Freedom Caucus says so-called ‘insurance reforms’ the House just passed would raise insurance premiums on working families while providing free healthcare for people who are in Illinois illegally.

The Illinois Freedom Caucus is issuing the following statement on the passage of House Bill 5359 – Governor JB Pritzker’s Insurance Overhaul legislation.

“Only in Illinois can we pass a bill which raises insurance premiums for working families, delivers more free Cadillac healthcare for illegals, and call it a success. There are a few positive changes in this bill, however once again the Democrats are putting their political gamesmanship above true reforms. Expanding free healthcare for illegals is a nonstarter for any legislation. The working families of Illinois are tired of footing the bill for unsustainable, emotionally driven public policy. They deserve better.”

The Illinois Freedom Caucus is comprised of State Representatives Chris Miller (R-Hindsboro), chairman; Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City), vice-chairman; Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich); Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville); Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur); Jed Davis (R-Newark) and David Friess (R-Red Bud). The members of the Illinois Freedom Caucus are members of the Illinois General Assembly who are advocating for limited government, lower taxes and accountability, and integrity in government.