Congresswoman Bustos participates in health care roundtable

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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) wanted input from local organizations on healthcare reform she can take back to Washington, D.C. 

Friday, the congresswoman was part of discussions in Peoria at Heartland Health. The Democrat said President Donald Trump wants to cut $845 billion from Medicare.

Bustos said she wanted to gain insight from local Illinoisans on how they feel about the president’s announcement, and also what ideas they have to help lowerthe costs of prescription medications. 

She said this conversation has bipartisan support.

“I don’t like to make a lot of predictions but we will pass legislation out of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring the cost down of prescription drugs, and also to bring down the cost of healthcare,” Bustos said. “We will pass that. I can also tell you that the president is willing to work with us on addressing that.” 

Bustos said sometime it is a struggle to find ideas that are appealing to those on both sides of the aisle. She believes this is one of those ideas. 

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