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Health care is a right not a privilege. Rep. Larson has been focused on ensuring every American has affordable healthcare.

The Affordable Care Act was a major step toward making this goal a reality. Rep. Larson played a significant leadership role as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus during months of debate over the ACA in 2009 and 2010. He fought to keep important provisions that would protect people with preexisting conditions, hold insurance companies accountable, and help families achieve the peace of mind of affordable health insurance. The Affordable Care Act significantly reduced the number of people in the United States without health insurance coverage, including a 41% reduction in Connecticut’s rate of insured residents in the first few years after coming into effect.

Although Republicans repeatedly tried to erase the progress made under the ACA, Rep. Larson has continued to fight for its expansion. The American Rescue Plan made great progress in lowering ACA premiums and expanding eligibility, helping Americans when they needed it most during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Rep. Larson is also committed to expanding Medicare to include hearing, dental, and vision benefits, lowering the age, and creating a public option.

More on Health Care

October 5, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited InterCommunity’s Recovery House to announce $4.7 million in grant funding for the regional network of health centers.
September 30, 2021 Press Release
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-Conn.-1), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.-3), Jim Himes (D-Conn.-4), and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.-5) on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Connecticut more than $12.3 million to support major construction and renovation projects at health center sites across the state.
September 24, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act.
September 17, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that Intercommunity, Inc., Community Renewal Team (CRT), the Wheeler Clinic, and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services were awarded grants by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat the opioid epidemic.
September 15, 2021 Press Release
Legislation Puts Money Back in Americans’ Pockets, Gets People Back to Work, and Rebuilds our Economy
September 10, 2021 Press Release
During the second day of the Ways and Means Committee mark up of the Build Back Better Act, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) pushed for the expansion of Medicare to include hearing, dental, and vision coverage.
September 1, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s refusal to block Texas’ near-ban on abortions from going into effect:
August 24, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted in favor of a rule to advance the budget resolution which includes President Biden’s historic investment in the American people and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.
July 30, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) celebrated the announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that it will permanently protect manual Complex Rehabilitation Technologies (CRT) wheelchairs and accessories from the CMS’ competitive bidding process.
June 17, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the Supreme Court rejected the Republican lawsuit aiming to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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