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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Health Care

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July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, the House overwhelmingly approved the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Courtney that would repeal the looming 40% excise tax on certain employer-sponsored health insurance plans known as the “Cadillac Tax.” Rep.

July 15, 2019 In The News

The House plans to vote Wednesday on legislation that would roll back the so-called “Cadillac tax” under the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare.

The 40 percent surcharge tax applies to certain high-cost employer health care plans (hence the “Cadillac tax” nickname). It isn’t set to take effect until 2022, and Congress has twice delayed its implementation.

June 11, 2019 Press Release
“The number of violent attacks against health care and social service workers, some of the very people we depend on most when we’re in need, is unconscionable,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 11, 2019 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Scott for convening today’s mark up and Chairwoman Adams for taking urgent action on this issue in the Workforce Protections Subcommittee early in the 116th Congress.

This is a momentous step in a years-long process to address the serious problem of violence against the caregivers, medical professionals, and social workers who are enduring frightening rates of violent attacks while they are healing, caring for, and consoling patients all across America. 

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act (H.R. 987), a bipartisan bill that seeks to lower prescription drug costs by helping lower-priced generic drugs get to market faster, to reinforce protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and to expand enrollment in quality, affordable health care coverage to more Americans.

May 14, 2019 Press Release
“Fire police across eastern Connecticut serve critical roles protecting both the public and their fellow public safety officers by securing the areas around dangerous emergencies,” said Congressman Courtney.
May 9, 2019 Press Release
“One of the primary goals of this Administration has been to erode key ACA consumer protections, like coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions – provisions that are the very foundation of the health care law,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
“Every American deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare, regardless of their medical history,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,970,282 in federal funding to the Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) to support Head Start and Early Head Start programming in eastern Connecticut. The funds were dispersed through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families.

March 26, 2019 Press Release
“Last night, in federal court, the Trump Administration argued for the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, and every benefit and protection that comes along with it – including protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Congressman Courtney.

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