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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Health Care

The historic health care legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama offers the American people the choice of affordable quality health care coverage for the first time. The Affordable Care Act is giving Americans more security by holding insurance companies accountable, and helping more families get the peace of mind of affordable health insurance.

Reforming health care is a crucial part of our economic recovery. It reduces costs, improves coverage and stops insurance company abuses. The Affordable Care Act cuts long-term health care costs, reduces the deficit by $1.3 trillion over the first 20 years, and creates millions of jobs. The legislation passed by House Democrats will cover 94% of Americans and offer stability, lower costs, higher quality, and a greater choice of plans for all Americans.

Rep. Larson speaks with a doctor at a Community Health Fair in Hartford
Rep. Larson speaks with a doctor at Hartford's Community Health Fair.

In fact, health care reform is already benefiting millions of Americans:

  • 71 million Americans in private plans are now receiving free preventive services
  • 34 million seniors in Medicare are now receiving free preventive services
  • 6.1 million seniors have already saved over $5.7 billion on their prescription drugs
  • The law has already helped 3.1 million young people gain coverage under their parents’ plans who otherwise would be uninsured

Rep. Larson has also announced the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act to build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act and to further enhance our health care system. To learn more about his proposal, click here

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding health care reform.

You might also want to check out a variety of reports on reducing health care costs, linked here.

 

More on Health Care

September 23, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut State Police have been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) to expand their ongoing efforts to address the issue of heroin and opioid abuse and addiction.
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September 6, 2016 Press Release

(Hartford, CT) – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and U.S.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) along with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) applauded Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown on its selection to participate in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative’s (PMI) Cohort Program, a landmark biomedical research effort focused on expanding individualized disease prevention and treatment.

June 15, 2016 Press Release
Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the FY 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act led by Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT-01), Tom Rooney (R-FL-17), and Chris Smith (R-NJ-04) to assist military families with children on the autism spectrum.
May 20, 2016 Press Release

Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

May 18, 2016 Press Release
Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment led by Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) to ensure military families with children on the autism spectrum are able to receive the care they need.
May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. While the bipartisan package creates new grant programs and authorizes new studies to try to address the nation’s ongoing opioid and heroin epidemic, it fails to provide the necessary financial resources to ensure everyone can get the help they need. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

May 11, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT) released the following statement on the passage of the Social Impact Partnership Bill in the House Committee on Ways & Means.

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