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Health Care

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

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.
June 16, 2021 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22) introduced the Essential Caregivers Act.
May 26, 2021 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2021 (H.R. 3517) with Reps. Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Michael Burgess M.D. (TX-26), and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) to improve access to osteoporosis screening.
April 26, 2021 Press Release
Through the American Rescue Plan, it is estimated at least an additional $85 million dollars annually will become available to help make insurance affordable for CT residents for plan years 2021 and 2022.
March 25, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that five community health centers in Connecticut’s First District will receive $29 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and services for vulnerable populations.
March 5, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan bill would revise reimbursement rates for treatment provided at the location of a medical emergency
February 23, 2021 Press Release
Medicare-X Proposal Would Allow all Americans to Purchase a Public Health Insurance Plan Through the Popular Medicare Program
February 11, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to strengthen access to quality, affordable health care during the pandemic and increase aid for nursing homes to combat COVID.
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.