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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

April 3, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for H. Res. 271, a resolution led by Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) condemning the Trump Administration’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act and the American people’s health care.
April 1, 2019 Press Release
Today, Reps. John Larson (CT-1), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) reintroduced the Medicare-X Choice Act, legislation to create a public option health plan available for purchase on the individual and small business exchanges.
March 5, 2019 Op-Ed and Letters
John Larson: Remembering Edward Zigler, a true visionary
February 13, 2019 Press Release

In a news conference on Capitol Hill, Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Peter Welch (VT-AL) announced plans to introduce the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. The legislation will expand access to Medicare to allow those aged 50-64 to buy into the highly successful and popular program, providing millions more Americans who are more likely to have pre-existing conditions and face premium increases as they near retirement with an option for affordable, quality health care.

December 15, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) denounced the ruling from a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas yesterday, striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
December 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Larson (CT-01) released the following statement, the House of Representatives passed the Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries (IMPROVE) Act (H.R. 7217), which included Rep. John B. Larson’s (CT-01) bill, H.R. 3730
October 31, 2018 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Congressman John Larson (CT-01), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statements on a new House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee report, which shows that 168,000 people in Connecticut could be denied coverage or see drastic p

October 4, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after CVS committed to keeping Aetna in Hartford for at least 10 years.
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Today, during National Health Center week, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation applauded $2,387,361 in Quality Improvement grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 16 community health centers across Connecticut.
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visted Numotion, a wheelchair and mobility equipment company in Rocky Hill.

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