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Statement from Governor Pat Quinn on House Passage of SB 26


Location: Springfield, IL

Governor Pat Quinn released the following statement on the Illinois House of Representatives passage of Senate Bill 26 to increase access to health coverage, as proposed by Governor Quinn in his 2013 State of the State address:

"I applaud Rep. Sara Feigenholtz and members of the House of Representatives who voted today to increase access to health coverage for the uninsured under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

"This bill will improve the health of hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people across Illinois and create thousands of good jobs in the health care field.

"I urge the Senate to pass this legislation and help us make the promise of the Affordable Care Act a reality in Illinois."

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