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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.


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February 18, 2017 Event
I hope you will join me this Saturday at the Berlin Senior Center to talk about the ramifications of potential changes to the healthcare system
January 24, 2017 Press Release
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January 13, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted against S.Con.Res. 3, the first step by the GOP to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
December 15, 2016 Press Release

East Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured the health center at the Franklin H. Mayberry Elementary School. School-based health centers like this one offer comprehensive healthcare for children and adolescents—many of whom would otherwise run the risk of receiving no care at all. 

November 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting for the comprehensive, bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act:

November 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington -- Today, Reps. John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and  Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), along with Rep. Ann McLane Kuster  (D-NH) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging them to honor their promise to fund opioid treatment and enforcement programs this year. In addition, Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) also joined the effort.

September 23, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut State Police have been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) to expand their ongoing efforts to address the issue of heroin and opioid abuse and addiction.
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September 6, 2016 Press Release

(Hartford, CT) – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and U.S.