Health care is a human right. Bob believes in universal health care and helped expand insurance coverage to over 650,000 people in Illinois through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  People should never have to make a choice between out-of-pocket health costs and other basic necessities. While in Springfield, Bob has fought hard to keep premium costs down and made telehealth coverage permanent. Bob has also worked tirelessly to protect and expand access to behavioral and reproductive healthcare, as these services are as essential to overall well-being as traditional health care.