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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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December 22, 2020 Press Release
Representatives John B. Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) secured historic investments for Connecticut in the fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending package and coronavirus relief deal.
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted H.R. 133, the FY 2021 omnibus.
December 14, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that a bipartisan, bicameral agreement has been reached to end surprise medical billing, putting patients first.
December 10, 2020 Press Release
This week the House passed H.R. 2477, the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act of 2019.
July 21, 2020 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has allocated an additional $274 million in CARES Act funding to Connecticut hospitals.
July 13, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that InterCommunity Health Care will receive $191,492 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand COVID-19 testing.
July 8, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Administration’s rule that allows employers to refuse to cover their employees’ birth control under their company health insurance plan.
June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, which passed the House.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Roe V. Wade and overturn Louisiana’s burdensome requirements for abortion clinics.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision reaffirms that women have a constitutional right to make their own medical decisions. Reproductive rights are human rights and access to abortion should be treated no differently than any other medical service. Congress must continue to fight against unconstitutional attacks to restrict reproductive rights”

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