SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) released the following statement after the Senate passed a measure expanding health care across Illinois:

“The passing of this legislation expands access to health care for all. This is a positive step forward to ensuring every person has the accessibility to the fundamental right of health care.

“After months of working to find the best solution, women’s care and all other health care will be protected in Illinois. I will continue to support expanding access to health care and I’m proud of the work we have done.”