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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Health Care

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

February 3, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) reacted to the 56th attempt by the Republicans to repeal the ACA.
January 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Save American Workers Act of 2015”, H.R. 30:

December 3, 2014 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauds measure that would allow families with a child or children with disabilities to set aside money tax-free to help pay for future costs associated with their child's care.
July 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington — Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut delegation released the following joint statement applauding the Connecticut Department of Insurance’s decision to limit rate increases on individual and small group health insurance policies for 2015:

May 21, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) announced the passage of a National Defense Authorization Act amendment that would require TRICARE, the military healthcare program, to ensure access to behavioral treatments for military families who have children with development disabilities.

May 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT) and  Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation to require the nation's military healthcare program, TRICARE, to ensure access to behavioral treatments for military families who have children with developmental disabilities.

April 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1557, the “Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013”. The legislation authorizes funding for children’s hospital graduate medical education programs and passed the House by voice vote.

April 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the White House announced that more than 7 million nationwide have signed up for private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act:

March 27, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on H.R. 4302, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act.” The twelve month patch to the Medicare payment system is opposed by a large number of physician groups across the nation:

“I stand firm with our doctors and Medicare beneficiaries – we must stop politicizing the Medicare payment system.

March 27, 2014 Press Release

Washington - Today Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) released the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the latest data showing 1 in 68 American children are now living with autism:

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