Larson Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of The Affordable Care Act

Statement

By:  John Larson
Date: March 23, 2012
Location: Hartford, CT

Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement marking the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

"Whether it's the millions of young people that are able to obtain coverage through their parents plans until the age of 26 -- like the 19-year-old boy in my District with a rare liver disease who is awaiting a transplant and would otherwise not have coverage -- the small business owners who are receiving tax credits for providing coverage to their employees or the seniors who are saving money on their prescription drugs, the Affordable Care Act is working to expand access to healthcare for all Americans. As we head towards 2014, Americans will no longer have to worry about being denied coverage or charged more because they have a pre-existing condition and millions will have access to a marketplace where they can access affordable, quality health care coverage.

"I want to thank President Obama and my fellow members of Congress who worked hard to make the century-long vision of healthcare reform a reality."