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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Health Care

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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 – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney 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. The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act passed the House this evening with bipartisan support by a vote of 234-183.

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.
February 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior Member of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation this week to curb rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants, and social workers. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) is co-sponsored by Congressman Robert C.

February 13, 2019 Press Release
The American people have made it extremely clear that health care affordability is the number one issue facing their families, and they expect Congress to put forward real solutions,” said Congressman Courtney. “In crafting this proposal, we have listened to our constituents, many of whom are over age 50 and facing premiums that easily reach over a thousand dollars per month."
January 29, 2019 Press Release
“It is welcome news that the Court corrected a 17-year injustice today,” said Congressman Courtney.

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