Senator Kirk, Congressman Davis Convene Health Care Advisory Board
SPRINGFIELD - With the Senate on break from legislative session, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), alongside U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville), today convened Senator Kirk’s Health Care Advisory Board at St. John's Hospital in Springfield to discuss a wide range of topics currently impacting the health care industry in Illinois. Members of the Health Care Advisory Board are leaders in the field and represent all areas of the diverse industry.
Illinois has half a million residents employed in the health care sector, 143 hospitals, 24,300 active patient-care physicians and 126,000 licensed registered nurses. Senator Kirk collaborates with his Health Care Advisory Board on key public policies, such as the Affordable Care Act, and how they affect Illinois residents.
“I know better than most the important role that health care can play in individuals’ lives,” Senator Kirk said. “My health care advisory board is a valuable resource that keeps me up to date on all of the most important and pressing issues facing the health care industry not only in Illinois but in the nation as a whole.”
"Senator Kirk's story is truly inspirational, and it puts him in a unique position to lead on health care issues in Washington," Representative Davis said. "It's an honor to be asked to be a part of Senator Kirk's Health Care Advisory Board and I look forward to working with him in Washington to come up with bipartisan, commonsense solutions to the issues facing our health care industry and constituents today."
Senator Kirk sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care, education, employment, and retirement policies. Senator Kirk’s goal is to repeal and replace expensive health care mandates and advance education performance.