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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.

More on Health Care

October 23, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to favorably report legislation to address youth vaping out of the Ways and Means Committee.
October 22, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Ways and Means Committee voted to favorably report, H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act out of committee.
October 17, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) advocated for lower prescription drug prices at the Ways and Means Committee hearing.
July 18, 2019 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), which repeals what’s known as the “Cadillac Tax”.
June 26, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John Larson (CT-01) released the following statement, after the Ways and Means Committee favorably reported the HEARTS and Rural Relief Act (H.R. 3429) which included Larson’s bill, Protecting Access to Wheelchairs Act (H.R. 2293).
June 12, 2019 Press Release
During today’s Ways and Means hearing, Pathways to Universal Health Coverage, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) gave an impassioned speech fighting for universal health care.
May 22, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation would allow older Americans to use health savings accounts for homecare needs
May 16, 2019 Press Release
During today’s Ways and Means hearing on Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called for immediate action to address the alarming maternal mortality rate in the United States, especially among women of color.
May 8, 2019 Press Release
Today, the Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave.
April 9, 2019 Press Release
Today, the Ways and Means Committee marked-up the H.R. 2113, the Prescription Drug Sunshine, Transparency, Accountability and Reporting (STAR) Act, which will require more transparency regarding prescription drug prices.

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