Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan’s family has had to deal with more of America’s healthcare system than she’s ever wanted to deal with when she nearly lost her son in 2009. The Democrat says she’s running for Illinois’ 13th U.S. House seat to be the voice of Central Illinois’ middle class on healthcare and all other issues.
Dirksen-Londrigan says if it weren’t for good health insurance, her family’s finances would have been in shambles after her son’s health battle.
Dirksen-Londrigan says the first thing that should be done is stablizing the Affordable Care Act, and then once that is done, she would like to see a public option introduced.
She also wants to fight for fully-funded pre-K through post-high school education. She says one of the battles that needs to be had is reiterating the importance of a college education to high school students.
Dirksen-Londrigan appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.