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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

January 22, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson issued the following statement on voting in favor of the Continuing Resolution to re-open the federal government and provide long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
January 18, 2018 Press Release
Today Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement after voting against the stopgap Continuing Resolution.
January 12, 2018 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after it was reported that CVS will keep Aetna’s operations in Hartford upon their completion of the acquisition of the company, and foresee Hartford as being a center of excellence for their insurance business.
January 8, 2018 Page
2017 re-cap from Rep. Larson.
December 21, 2017 Press Release
Today the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government until January 19th in a partisan vote.
December 7, 2017 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called again for a reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), community health center funding, and other crucial public health priorities after voting NO on H.J. Res. 123, a short term continuing resolution.
December 5, 2017 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), released the following statement after Aetna CEO, Mark Bertolini said that he will step down and join the CVS Board of Directors, after Aetna merges with CVS in an interview with CNBC.
November 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, the Ways and Means Committee met for the third day of the mark-up of the harmful Republican Tax Plan.
November 8, 2017 Press Release
During the third day of the Ways and Means Committee Mark-Up of the Republican Tax Plan, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), offered an amendment to add back the critical Medical Expense Deduction.
November 3, 2017 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) opposed the partisan package the Republicans passed today in the House.

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