I strongly support making quality health care more accessible and more affordable for every American. The Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect, but it is a significant step in the right direction. Many of its reforms are making a tremendous difference for people across Connecticut, and we can be proud that our state is leading the way in successfully and responsibly expanding access to health care. While I believe we can and should enact adjustments and improvements to the Affordable Care Act, repeal is not a solution. I’ve consistently opposed bills that would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act or block implementation of the law.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, over half a million Connecticut residents have enrolled for health insurance through our state's marketplace. Additionally, over 47,500 Connecticut residents have already received $3.4 billion in rebates from insurance companies due to the ACA requirement that insurance companies spend at least 80% of premiums each year on actual medical expenses for patients or provide a refund to beneficiaries.
Connecticut residents and businesses owners can shop for plans in our state’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT. The Open Enrollment period for 2017 coverage ends on January 31, 2017. You may compare plans and shop for coverage online at www.accesshealthct.com or call 1‐855‐805-HEALTH (4325) to speak with a representative. Learn more here.
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Senator Richard Blumenthal, 4th District Congressman Jim Himes and 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty participated in the Women's March on Washington Saturday. Senator Chris Murphy opened his home to marchers. There were several buses that left from Connecticut to Washington, D.C. and to a sister event in New York City. Esty says she stood strong with people who are concerned that their rights not be taken away and that progress toward greater equality is made. She said it was also important to show support for the same access to health care that everyone has.
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To view video of Esty speaking against repeal of the Affordable Care Act, visit https://www.facebook.com/RepEsty/videos/845306312238730/
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after the House voted to enact the Republican budget resolution that sets the stage for repealing the Affordable Care Act: