Bristow supports Second Amendment, health care and middle class during legislative session

Bristow supports Second Amendment, health care and middle class during legislative session

Gun Rights

Bristow During the spring legislative session at the Capitol, state Rep. Monica Bristow (D-Godfrey) protected the health care of the most vulnerable, continually stood up against overreaching proposals to limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners, and backed a responsible budget and measures that help build the middle class. “I was proud to support a budget that controls spending, which is something our state desperately needs,” Bristow said. “Our budget protects the most critical services that residents rely on, while also importantly paying down old bills and providing the stability that our state needs. One of my top priorities as state representative has also been to advocate for more affordable health care for families in the Metro East. I proudly passed Marlie’s Law with sweeping bipartisan support to ensure that insurance companies cover the cost of potentially lifesaving lung and heart activity monitors for children, because a family should not have to base a decision that could affect the life of their child on whether they can afford the treatment.” Bristow worked closely with Mary Cope, a Wood River resident, to pass Marlie’s Law. Cope’s granddaughter, Marlie, who was only a couple months old, had a prior episode of apnea in 2016 when she stopped breathing. After suffering from the episode that resulted in her being revived by a first responder, she was taken to the hospital. The family requested a monitor but was denied because the cost was too high. Shortly after, Marlie had another apnea episode when […]

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