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The historic health care legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama offers the American people the choice of affordable quality health care coverage for the first time. The Affordable Care Act is giving Americans more security by holding insurance companies accountable, and helping more families get the peace of mind of affordable health insurance.

Reforming health care is a crucial part of our economic recovery. It reduces costs, improves coverage and stops insurance company abuses. The Affordable Care Act cuts long-term health care costs, reduces the deficit by $1.3 trillion over the first 20 years, and creates millions of jobs. The legislation passed by House Democrats will cover 94% of Americans and offer stability, lower costs, higher quality, and a greater choice of plans for all Americans.

Rep. Larson speaks with a doctor at a Community Health Fair in Hartford
Rep. Larson speaks with a doctor at Hartford's Community Health Fair.

In fact, health care reform is already benefiting millions of Americans:

  • 71 million Americans in private plans are now receiving free preventive services
  • 34 million seniors in Medicare are now receiving free preventive services
  • 6.1 million seniors have already saved over $5.7 billion on their prescription drugs
  • The law has already helped 3.1 million young people gain coverage under their parents’ plans who otherwise would be uninsured

Rep. Larson has also announced the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act to build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act and to further enhance our health care system. To learn more about his proposal, click here

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding health care reform.

You might also want to check out a variety of reports on reducing health care costs, linked here.

 

More on Health Care

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February 11, 2021 Press Release
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February 8, 2021 Press Release
Last week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Appropriations Committee Chairman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) in introducing the FAMILY Act. The FAMILY Act would create a national paid family and medical leave program.
February 5, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that $40 million in federal funding was allocated to hospitals in Connecticut.
December 22, 2020 Press Release
Representatives John B. Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) secured historic investments for Connecticut in the fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending package and coronavirus relief deal.
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted H.R. 133, the FY 2021 omnibus.
December 14, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that a bipartisan, bicameral agreement has been reached to end surprise medical billing, putting patients first.
December 10, 2020 Press Release
This week the House passed H.R. 2477, the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act of 2019.
July 21, 2020 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has allocated an additional $274 million in CARES Act funding to Connecticut hospitals.

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