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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Condemns GOP ACA Repeal Effort

January 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)  voted against S.Con.Res. 3, the first step by the GOP to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“The Affordable Care Act has allowed Americans with pre-existing conditions to receive healthcare coverage, it has provided preventive services, like mammograms, to millions of women. It has given millions coverage who never had it before. This is not the time to repeal the ACA and take all of this progress away,” said Larson. “A woman from Manchester, CT, recently reached out to my office, saying that she is a recently retired, breast cancer survivor, with heart disease and high blood pressure. Without the Affordable Care Act, she won’t be able to afford the medicine she needs to live.

“The Affordable Care Act isn't perfect, and for six years we have argued that we should make changes where needed to improve it and build on its success.  Other than threatening to repeal the law the GOP has yet to offer a plan to replace it.  If they put forward a solution that continues to cover all those who have gained access and provides lower costs and better coverage we are certainly willing to look at that.  But simply repealing without replacing it is reckless and I would urge the GOP to stop this process from moving any further at this point in time.”