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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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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.

May 15, 2007 Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2007

HOUSE PASSES LARSON BILL TO RECOGNIZE NATIONAL EOSINOPHIL AWARENESS WEEK

WASHINGTON- Today, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 296, a resolution sponsored by Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) recognizing National Eosinophil (ee-oh-sin-oh-fil) Awareness Week, which is reserved the third week of May.

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

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