Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) shared her experience and leadership on health care policy at a recent Healthcare Summit in Washington, D.C. hosted by Women in Government. During the summit, Bellock met with other female legislators from across the country to discuss the numerous national, regional and local issues surrounding health care.
Bellock's landmark legislation – the SMART Act reforming Illinois' Medicaid system and new laws requiring mental health parity and MRSA infection control have all been recognized on a national level.
Rep. Bellock has been a member of Women In Government since 2000, serving in various leadership capacities on the national organization's board of directors. Bellock currently serves as Illinois State Director of Women In Government; a non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking expert forums and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1,783 women state legislators across the United States.