Davidsmeyer calls on Flowers to work together on improvements to women's health-clinic legislation
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) and Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) will be working together to improve a bill that involves women's health clinics.
House Bill 6, which requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to establish women's health clinics throughout the state to provide affordable health care for women, was taken out of the record after a short debate when Davidsmeyer asked Flowers to work with him to make the bill better.
"We’ve had an opportunity to work together on many bills," Davidsmeyer said. "On this bill, I think we are trying to recreate the wheel. This does not instruct the Department of Public Health to ensure there are services. This instructs them to duplicate services."
Davidsmeyer said the bill requires them to create services all over the place.
"They’re saying a billion dollars," Davidsmeyer said. "Where would that come from? Will you pull this from the record and let us negotiate and make sure DPH can ensure the opportunity to provide those services. I want to work with you on this."