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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), a member of the bipartisan Opioid Task Force in the House, introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) to allow student loan borrowers enrolled in a state-approved substance abuse treatment program to defer payment on public student loans while actively receiving treatment without interest accruing during the deferment period.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) issued the following statement in response to reports that Sen. Patty Murray (WA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) have reached tentative agreement on a bipartisan compromise to preserve vital cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies that underpin the Affordable Care Act’s ability to provide affordable health care for all Americans:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) to head the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) following reports of the lawmaker’s previous efforts to hamper the DEA’s efforts to combat opioid abuse.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called on her colleagues to take bipartisan action to address the opioid crisis ravaging communities in Connecticut and throughout the country at a hearing on the topic held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning.