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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.

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March 12, 2017 Event
Rep. Larson will be holding a Town Hall
March 9, 2017 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) fought into the early morning hours of Thursday against the Republican health care proposal. This proposal would cause the average American to pay more money for less coverage and would give tax breaks to the nation’s wealthiest.
March 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the GOP ACA Repeal proposal
February 22, 2017 Photo Gallery
Thank you to everyone who joined me on Saturday at the Berlin Senior Center to talk about the ramifications of potential changes to the healthcare system.
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
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), released the following statement about HR 7, a bill to further restrict women’s access to comprehensive care
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.

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