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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 6 to 3 decision upholding access to subsidies for health insurance premiums in all states, regardless of whether the state uses the federally-operated Marketplace:
WASHINGTON– Congressmen Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Chris Gibson (NY-19) announced today the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved their legislation to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, agreeing to include the provisions in a broader bill to strengthen medical research and innovation.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) unveiled new legislation that would repeal the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans scheduled to go into effect in 2018. Also known as the “Cadillac tax,” the policy would apply a 40 percent tax on health insurance expenditures over $10,200 per person and $27,500 per family. The excise tax was established in a later version of the Affordable Care Act, but its scheduled implementation was delayed five years by an effort led by Courtney with 191 House colleagues in 2010.
WASHINGTON—Congressmen Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Chris Collins (NY-27) today issued the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act.
WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015—a bill which Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) co-sponsored—to enact a permanent ‘doc fix’ that provides predictable reimbursement rates from Medicare to providers, and repeals the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula adopted in 1997. Courtney released the following statement after the bill passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 392 to 37:
Bipartisan Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act would restore coverage rules for skilled nursing care
Vernon, CT—Today, at Vernon Manor Health Care and Rehabilitation, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) announced the reintroduction of his bipartisan bill to restore Medicare coverage of follow-on skilled nursing care for seniors who have a three or more day stay in the hospital.