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Davis Campaign Releases New Ad: Shannon

October 8th, 2020

Ad highlights Rodney’s work to protect healthcare coverage for individual’s with pre-existing conditions and make healthcare more affordable

Taylorville, IL — Today, Rodney Davis’ campaign for Congress released a new ad titled “Shannon,” which highlights Rodney’s work to protect healthcare coverage for individual’s with pre-existing conditions and make healthcare more affordable.

You can watch the ad here or by clicking the image below.

The ad features Rodney’s wife Shannon, who is a registered nurse and 21-year survivor of colon cancer. She was able to receive treatment for her cancer diagnosis and live thanks to her healthcare coverage. Rodney believes that all Americans should have access to those same healthcare protections because it will save lives. This issue is personal to him.

Rodney has a record of working with lawmakers from both parties to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare.

Protecting pre-existing condition coverage

Rodney has introduced and supported several pieces of legislation – the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act and the Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act – to protect and insurance coverage for those with preexisting conditions.

Rodney even introduced an amendment to legislation that would restrict the President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Service from interfering with pre-existing condition protections, but House Democrats blocked that amendment from passing.

Lowering the cost of prescription drugs

Rodney has co-sponsored and supported several pieces of legislation – the Lower Costs, More Cures Act and the CREATES Act – to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Rodney also supports increasing prescription drug price transparency to increase competition and lower costs. Rodney’s legislation also caps insulin costs and out-of-pocket costs for seniors participating in Medicare Part D programs.

Government control of health care is not the answer

Rodney does not support is putting the government in the driver’s seat in the American health care system, which is what Betsy Londrigan wants. Londrigan supports a government-run health insurance plan that would cut funding for local hospitals and could force many rural Illinois hospitals to close, forcing nurses out of a job and risking access to care, according to two independent, non-partisan studies (studies linked here and here).

Rural hospitals in central Illinois include Carrollton, Jerseyville, Litchfield, Staunton, Carlinville, Hillsboro, Taylorville, Pana, Clinton and Monticello. Families who live in and around those communities rely on those hospitals for their healthcare, but Betsy Londrigan’s plan may force their closure, putting access to health care at risk for many Illinois families.

Script:

Shannon: The attacks on Rodney are just ridiculous. I’m some with a pre-existing condition and will have that for the rest of my life.

The genetic form of cancer that I have can affect our children. They have that chance to have the same type of cancer that I do.

Rodney, his ultimate goal, is just to make sure that everybody has the healthcare that they want and the choices and the options that they choose.

Rodney’s willing to work across party lines to fight for better healthcare for all of us. It’s personal to us.

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