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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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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.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) along with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) applauded Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown on its selection to participate in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative’s (PMI) Cohort Program, a landmark biomedical research effort focused on expanding individualized disease prevention and treatment.

June 15, 2016 Press Release
Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the FY 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act led by Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT-01), Tom Rooney (R-FL-17), and Chris Smith (R-NJ-04) to assist military families with children on the autism spectrum.
May 20, 2016 Press Release

Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

May 18, 2016 Press Release
Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment led by Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) to ensure military families with children on the autism spectrum are able to receive the care they need.
May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. While the bipartisan package creates new grant programs and authorizes new studies to try to address the nation’s ongoing opioid and heroin epidemic, it fails to provide the necessary financial resources to ensure everyone can get the help they need. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

May 11, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT) released the following statement on the passage of the Social Impact Partnership Bill in the House Committee on Ways & Means.

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