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October 16, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Social Security Administration today announced a 1.7-percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2013. The COLA will begin with benefits that nearly 55 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2012.

July 26, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – According to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in the first six months of 2012, eastern Connecticut seniors saved $3,005,849 on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act. The number of beneficiaries receiving assistance as well as the total amount of assistance will continue to grow throughout the year as more eastern Connecticut seniors hit the donut hole.

June 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act:

“Today’s ruling is a landmark moment in the fight for stable, secure health coverage for all Americans. Congress debated, the Supreme Court decided, and now the implementation of the Affordable Care Act can move forward.

June 8, 2012 Press Release

Washington, DC—The Connecticut Congressional delegation voiced its support today for a $75 million federal loan the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded to HealthyCT.  The loan enables HealthyCT to launch a new non-profit, consumer-driven health insurance company, known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP.  Because HealthyCT is a non-profit, any profit will be invested back into the plan, keeping premiums affordable and ensuring access to quality, affordable health care for people across Connecticut. 

May 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today joined with U.S. Reps. Joe Heck, D.O. (R-NV) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) to introduce bipartisan legislation to permanently repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and set out a clear path toward comprehensive reforms of Medicare payment and delivery systems.

April 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney on WEDNESDAY, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. will host a Town Hall meeting at New London Science and Technology Magnet School to discuss Medicare and House Republican plans to privatize the program.

The meeting is open to the public and media, and will include brief remarks from Rep. Courtney, as well as a question-and-answer session.

WHAT:                  Courtney to host town hall meeting on Medicare

WHO:                    Congressman Joe Courtney

April 5, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Courtney will hold Town Hall on Medicare Wednesday April 11 at the New London Science and Technology Magnet School (490 Jefferson Avenue, New London) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.


WHAT:                  Town Hall

WHO:                    Congressman Joe Courtney

WHEN:                  Wednesday April 11 6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE:                New London Science and Technology Magnet School, 490 Jefferson Avenue, New London 06320



January 24, 2012 Op-Ed
“Slower Growth in Health Spending” (editorial, Jan. 12) misses the point when it suggests that the Affordable Care Act — a law whose ink was barely dry at the time — had a negligible effect on health care spending in 2009 and 2010. In fact, recent growth trends suggest that the law is particularly effective at reining in Medicare spending, which now makes up 15 percent of the federal budget. It does so with modest changes to provider reimbursements and by introducing efficient preventive care practices in anticipation of accountable care organizations."
December 22, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today released the following statement after House Republican leaders agreed to extend the payroll tax cut, ending their objection to relief for 160 million American families: