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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

March 11, 2016 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $94 million in new funding to combat heroin and opioid addiction across the country, including Community Health Center in Middletown, Community Health Services in Hartford, and First Choice Health Centers in East Hartford. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

February 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington – On Wednesday, February 10, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) spoke with Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the growing heroin and opioid epidemic in Connecticut and across the country.

February 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement regarding proposals from President Barack Obama and Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) to allocate an additional $1.1 billion and $600 million respectively to combat the growing heroin and opioid epidemic:

November 10, 2015 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) honored Malta House of Care with the Nancy Pilver Breast Cancer Awareness Award. Malta House provides no-cost mammograms in partnership with Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as well as education and follow-up care for women across Connecticut.

September 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) along with Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Joe Courtney (CT-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) announced over $100,000 in federal funds has been awarded to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation in Bloomfield, CT to place service dogs with wounded veterans. This award from the U.S.

September 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and leader of the Senate Democrats’ #ACAWorks campaign,U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.),and U.S.

July 29, 2015 Press Release
Washington – Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) introduced legislation to explore how Medicare can better treat the most complex patients.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson issued the following statement on the 21st Century Cures Act.
June 25, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson commended the decision by SCOTUS to uphold the right of eligible Americans to receive premium tax credits towards health insurance.
March 26, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voices his support for the bipartisan passage of the SGR Fix.

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