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Health Care

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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May 4, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined 87 House Democrats in a letter led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma.
April 9, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that community health centers in the First District would be receiving over $5.6 million in funding to combat COVID-19 from the CARES ACT, which Larson voted for.
April 7, 2020 Press Release

Hartford, CT – On Wednesday, April 8th at 3 PM, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a tele-town hall on the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be joined by the Connecticut Hospital Association.



Rep. John B. Larson

Jim Iacobellis (Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs,

Connecticut Hospital Association)

Karen Buckley (Vice President, Advocacy, Connecticut Hospital Association)

March 20, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) sent a letter to President Trump asking him to use Department of Defense (DOD) resources to increase production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), ventilators, and other essential items.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, to provide relief to people and families affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 12, 2020 Event
Please join me on March 12th at 7 PM for a tele-town hall.
March 5, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for an $8.3 billion emergency funding package to address and combat the public health threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
February 27, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) questioned Health and Human Services Secretary on the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus.
February 25, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement as the Coronavirus continues to spread.
February 13, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to report the Consumer Protection Against Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826), which includes transparency legislation Larson authored.