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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

July 13, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that InterCommunity Health Care will receive $191,492 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand COVID-19 testing.
July 8, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Administration’s rule that allows employers to refuse to cover their employees’ birth control under their company health insurance plan.
June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, which passed the House.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Roe V. Wade and overturn Louisiana’s burdensome requirements for abortion clinics.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision reaffirms that women have a constitutional right to make their own medical decisions. Reproductive rights are human rights and access to abortion should be treated no differently than any other medical service. Congress must continue to fight against unconstitutional attacks to restrict reproductive rights”

May 4, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined 87 House Democrats in a letter led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma.
April 9, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that community health centers in the First District would be receiving over $5.6 million in funding to combat COVID-19 from the CARES ACT, which Larson voted for.
April 7, 2020 Press Release

Hartford, CT – On Wednesday, April 8th at 3 PM, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a tele-town hall on the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be joined by the Connecticut Hospital Association.

 

WHO:

Rep. John B. Larson

Jim Iacobellis (Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs,

Connecticut Hospital Association)

Karen Buckley (Vice President, Advocacy, Connecticut Hospital Association)

March 20, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) sent a letter to President Trump asking him to use Department of Defense (DOD) resources to increase production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), ventilators, and other essential items.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, to provide relief to people and families affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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