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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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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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