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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act

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Rep. John B. Larson, (CT-01), along with Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26), introduced the “Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act” (HR 3748), a bill that improves on the successes of the Medicare program and provides Americans (ages 50-64) a new option for affordable, quality healthcare. The Act will offer people in this age group the new option to buy-in to Medicare thus avoiding the increase in premiums that older Americans often face. Additionally, working Americans who receive employer sponsored coverage (ages 50-64) who wish to buy into the program would have the option to do so, and their employers could continue to contribute to their premiums pre-tax, a win-win for those employers and employees.

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October 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressmembers John Larson (CT-1) Brian Higgins (NY-26), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Bobby Scott (VA-3), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and Jared Polis (CO-2) announce introduction of the House companion to the Senate Medicare-X Choice Act of 2017.  The Medicare-X Choice Act (H.R. 4094) builds upon the successful framework of the Medicare program by providing a public plan as an option on the individual and small business health exchanges.

October 13, 2017 Press Release
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September 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) announce introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act.
August 22, 2017 In The News

After passing the eight-year mark since passing the Affordable Care Act, nonpartisan data from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau have confirmed the real-life benefits the ACA has brought to the state of Connecticut. As the Bureau reported, the uninsured rate in our state has fallen from 9.2 to 3.8 percent, patients can no longer be cut off from medical treatment due to lifetime limits on coverage, and Americans have the peace of mind in knowing that a childhood illness or chronic disease will not prohibit them from purchasing health insurance later in life.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. John B. Larson, (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the “Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act”, a bill that improves on the successes of the Medicare program and provides Americans (ages 50-64) a new option for affordable, quality healthcare. The Act will offer people in this age group the new option to buy-in to Medicare thus avoiding the increase in premiums that older Americans often face.