EDWARDSVILLE — State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will virtually host a health care advisory committee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 17.

“Health care is an issue that has come to the forefront in the past year, and one that deeply affects families’ physical, emotional and financial well-being,” said Stuart. “The cost of a chronic illness or medical emergency can be absolutely devastating, even with insurance. All too often, families are having to choose between filling a prescription and putting food on the table, or are putting off a procedure because they simply can’t afford it.”

Stuart is sponsoring several initiatives to make health care more affordable, including House Bills 119 and 1745 to rein in prescription drug costs. During her advisory committee meeting, Stuart will share an overview of health care bills in the General Assembly and listen to participants’ ideas on ways to expand insurance coverage and access to care.

The event is free and open to the public. To register and receive the Zoom link, email

“My advisory committees bring together people with different experiences and perspectives to talk about how we can improve state policies for local families,” said Stuart.

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May 7, 2021 at 12:14PM