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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

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).
March 12, 2020 Event
Please join me on March 12th at 7 PM for a tele-town hall.
March 5, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for an $8.3 billion emergency funding package to address and combat the public health threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
February 27, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) questioned Health and Human Services Secretary on the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus.
February 25, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement as the Coronavirus continues to spread.
February 13, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to report the Consumer Protection Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826), which includes transparency legislation Larson authored.
February 11, 2020 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined the Ways and Means Committee in introducing legislation, H.R. 5825, H.R. 5826, and H.R. 5821, to end surprise medical bills, that also includes transparency legislation authored by Larson.
February 7, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congressmen John Larson (D-CT) and Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-OH) introduced legislation to improve patient access to accurate, up-to-date information on what health care providers are in their health insurance company’s network.
December 19, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision that upholds a previous district court decision that struck down part of the Affordable Care Act.
December 17, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting for the two Fiscal Year 2020 appropriation packages.

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