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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 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, two bipartisan bills led by Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) that focus on common-sense solutions were passed by unanimously by voice vote. These are the eighth and ninth Larson-led bills that have passed in the House this year. The two bills are the Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act (H.R. 6084) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Transparency Act (H.R. 6138).

July 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington DC – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement in response to the proposed health insurance rate increases for 2019, currently being reviewed by the Connecticut Insurance Department.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement after speaking in support of Congressman Brian Higgins’ (D-NY) amendment, that would commission a Health and Human Services Department (HHS) study on a Medicare Buy-In option for Americans aged 50-64.

June 20, 2018 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the Commit to Opioid Medical Prescriber Accountability and Safety for Seniors (COMPASS) Act (H.R. 5716) passed in the House of Representatives yesterday.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Last week, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation sent a letter to United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Title X program, which ensures that people have access to reproductive healthcare.
April 27, 2018 Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) sent a letter to Governor Malloy outlining actions the State of Connecticut can take to protect residents from the Trump administration’s disastrous healthcare policies—which will raise people’s premiums and dramatically expand the number of uninsured people.
April 19, 2018 Press Release
The Connecticut Congressional Delegation today announced a $5.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Connecticut efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
March 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement regarding the announcement that Cigna will acquire Express Scripts.
February 19, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited the Charter Oak Health Center to celebrate the enactment of several bipartisan health care funding initiatives that will benefit Connecticut.
February 6, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement in regards to the 25th anniversary of the national Family and Medical Leave Act signed into law by President Clinton in 1993.

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