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Meet the next Health Care Heroes!

Last week I introduced you to the first group of Democratic candidates I am proud to be supporting this fall. These 'Health Care Heroes,' as we're calling them, are taking on Republican incumbents who voted for Trumpcare last year.

I'm so grateful so many of you stepped up to help them out. With our support, these folks will lead the charge to take back the House and protect American health care from GOP attacks. Contribute to our 2018 Health Care Heroes here.

Today I want to introduce you to our next two Health Care Heroes, hailing from New York and Illinois. Both have made access to care a centerpiece of their campaigns:

The race in Illinois-14 is a study in contrasts: Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse, health care expert, and Senior Advisor to President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services who wants to make sure all Americans have access to quality, affordable care. Her opponent, Randy Hultgren, has supported every Republican attack on health care, from rolling back Medicare coverage to defunding preventative health programs, to signing a pledge to oppose the ACA, no matter what the people of Illinois want.

Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) is facing Republican Claudia Tenney, whose track record on health care is nothing short of abhorrent. She voted to take health care away from millions of Americans (and tens of thousands of her own constituents!) in the Trumpcare scam. She's scoffed at the very idea of requiring insurers to cover maternity care – just because she doesn't need it anymore.

Lauren, Anthony, and the other 2018 Health Care Heroes are exactly the sort of allies we need in Congress. They've shown an unshakable commitment to the kind of health care system the American people deserve.

I'm proud to throw my support behind our two newest heroes, Lauren and Anthony. And I'm hoping I can count on you to continue helping them out.

Chip in now to protect our health care and elect the 2018 Health Care Heroes!


Posted on August 20, 2018.

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Joe Kennedy III represents Massachusetts' 4th District in Congress. A principled and passionate advocate for economic, social, and racial justice, Joe is working to improve access to quality, affordable health care, and is determined to fight for all who call this country home.

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