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Larson Votes Against Measure That Would Leave 500,000 Americans Without Health Insurance Coverage

January 8, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Save American Workers Act of 2015”, H.R. 30:

“If this bill were signed into law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that up to 500,000 additional Americans would be uninsured, leaving them without the vital protections of the Affordable Care Act. This measure would leave half-a-million people with no coverage for heart conditions, diabetes, and other serious illnesses that impact our nation. That’s why I voted against this legislation and remain opposed to bills that would undermine access to health care coverage.

“When Bill Kristol, The National Review, and The CATO Institute all agree with Democrats that this is a bad idea, it’s probably a bad idea. I was proud to join Congressman Joe Courtney, who put forward a thoughtful proposal to address the concerns of small businesses that unfortunately was not allowed to be considered on the floor, and continue to call on Members to come together to improve our health care system.”

A recent report by the Congressional Budget Office estimates that if H.R. 30 were signed into law, up to 500,000 additional Americans would become uninsured.