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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 27, 2012 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), and Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal announced that Latino Community Services, Inc., of Hartford will be receiving a $500,000 federal grant for their Project STEP – Support, Treatment, Education, Prevention. Project STEP will provide community-based treatment to those at risk of HIV infection, targeting African American and Hispanic/ Latino men ages 18-29.

August 24, 2012 Press Release

Hartford - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP) of Hartford has been awarded a multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help continue their support of families with children who are disabled or who have special needs, particularly in low-income communities.

August 23, 2012 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, and Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, Joe Courtney and Chris Murphy applauded a recent $107,358,676 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant awarded to support the continued establishment of Connecticut's health insurance exchange.

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

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