Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is joined by Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional delegation at an event in response to the House vote on the American Health Care Act, Monday, May 8, 2017.

It was a double header for advocacy on Monday, as Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle used a morning press conference and an afternoon City Club speech to drive home the potential negative impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on uncompensated care costs and the “shameless act of political cowardice” on the part of Congressmen–including Illinois Republicans–to vote for it last week. 

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