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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

August 9, 2012 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that $750,000 in federal funding has been awarded to the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) to provide a full range of HIV specialty medicine and social services to infants, children, youth and women who are infected or affected by HIV/ AIDS. The funding is being awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ryan White Title IV AIDS Healthcare Program.

July 31, 2012 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded a U.S. District Court decision last week to require TRICARE – the military healthcare system – to cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy as a medical treatment for military families that have children with autism. According to recent estimates, 1 in every 88 military children has autism.

October 3, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2007

LARSON: PRESIDENT?S PRIORITIES ARE ALL WRONG

September 27, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2007

Larson: Bush Betrays America?s Children

August 28, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2007

REPS. LARSON, COURTNEY CONDEMN BUSH?S DECISION TO CUT HEALTH CARE FOR THOUSANDS OF CT CHILDREN

August 1, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2007

LARSON VOTES TO PRESERVE CHILDREN?S HEALTH CARE, IMPROVE MEDICARE

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Congressman John B. Larson (CT-1), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, today voted in favor of the Children?s Health and Medicare Protection Act (H.R. 3162), which passed by a vote of 225 to 204.

July 27, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2007

LARSON PRAISES WAYS AND MEANS PASSAGE OF CHILDREN?S HEALTH, MEDICARE BILL
Includes long-term care hospital provisions championed by Larson

July 20, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2007

CT House Congressional Delegation Restores Ryan White HIV/AIDS Funding

June 7, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2007

REP. LARSON VOTES TO GIVE HOPE TO MILLIONS SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC DISEASES BY EXPANDING STEM CELL RESEARCH

May 22, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2007

LARSON STATEMENT ON REDUCED RYAN WHITE CARE ACT FUNDS IN CONNECTICUT

WASHINGTON? Congressman John B. Larson issued the following statement regarding cuts to Ryan White CARE Act funds in Connecticut. Hartford saw a decrease in funding from $2,024,791 to $913,750.

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