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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

April 13, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2007

CONNECTICUT DELEGATION REQUESTS SUPPLEMENTAL HIV/AIDS FUNDING FOR CONNECTICUT CITIES
Delegation seeks answers on distribution of Ryan White funding

January 11, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2007

LARSON BACKS EXPANDED FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH

December 28, 2006 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2006

LARSON PRESENTS BREAST CANCER HEROINE AWARD TO MARIA PALOMARES OF MANCHESTER

July 26, 2006 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2006

LARSON, LANGEVIN SUPPORT BOUNDLESS PLAYGROUNDS INITIATIVE

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Representatives John B. Larson (CT-1) and Jim Langevin (RI-2) released the following statement today:

July 19, 2006 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2006

LARSON SUPPORTS STEM CELL RESEARCH

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Representative John B. Larson (CT-1) today was disheartened by the President?s veto of stem cell research legislation and pledged to vote in favor of overriding the veto.

June 28, 2006 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2006

LARSON: AMERICAN SENIORS NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE
Democratic plan would fix flaws in Medicare prescription drug program

April 3, 2006 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2006

DeLauro, Larson: Health Savings Accounts Will Not Solve National Health Care Crisis
Lawmakers argue for serious discussion on rising prescription drug costs, 
flaws in Medicare Part D

February 23, 2006 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2006

LARSON URGES REVAMPING OF UNWIELDY MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM
Calls for Federal Government to Reduce Costs and Improve Prescription Drug Access Through Direct Dealings with Drug Companies

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