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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

Health Care

Rosa is determined to make health care more affordable for all Americans and is a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act. As the senior Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Health and Human Services, Rosa seeks to ensure strong funding levels for programs that help improve access to quality, affordable health care.

The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans access more affordable health care, while reducing long-term health care costs. Insurance companies will now be held accountable – it is no longer acceptable to deny care and coverage for pre-existing conditions, impose lifetime coverage limits, or enact excessive premium increases. Recommended preventive care services – things like mammograms, colonoscopies, and cholesterol and diabetes screenings – are covered by insurance with no out-of-pocket costs. These services and the other changes because of the new law have the potential to save lives, and to transform our health care system.

Biomedical Research

A 30-year survivor of ovarian cancer, Rosa is a leading advocate for funding biomedical research, including studies supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She works with colleagues to raise awareness of the need to invest in this work to save lives.  This research is also critical to job growth, as every $1 invested in the NIH has been found to result in an additional $2 of business activity. This includes research supported by the NIH, surveillance supported by the CDC, grants that support graduate and professional school education, and numerous other critical programs.

Women’s Health

Rosa worked to reauthorize Johanna’s Law, ensuring women and their health care providers have access to information about gynecologic cancers, enabling earlier detection of these cancers in an effort to save lives. She introduced the Birth Defects Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Awareness Act to ensure that women and their health care providers have information about the potential impacts of medications, chemicals, foodborne illness, and other exposures to themselves and their infants. Rosa also introduced the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act which would ensure that women and their health care providers have access to the information about an individuals’ breast density to make informed health care decisions. She also continues to advocate for passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, a bill that would ensure that decisions about a woman’s hospital stay are made by the woman and her health care provider, not an insurance company.

More on Health Care

May 1, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) today reintroduced the Medicare for America Act—a bill that would ensure universal, affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage.
April 30, 2019 Press Release

(As prepared for delivery)

A video of the hearing can be found here.

The meeting of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies is called to order.

Today’s markup of the fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill is the culmination of a lot of hard work, from members and staff, on both sides of the aisle.

April 29, 2019 Press Release
Legislation increases discretionary funding by $11.7 billion from the 2019 level, investing in education, health care, medical research, and job training so people have a better chance at a better life. Bill funds firearm injury and mortality prevention research at CDC for first time in more than 20 years.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Flu Vaccine Act, legislation to conduct or support comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine that could protect against multiple strains of the flu virus and offer longer lasting protection.
February 22, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after the Trump administration finalized rule changes for the Title X Family Planning Program.
December 19, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) today introduced the Medicare for America Act, a new healthcare bill that would ensure universal, high-quality, affordable health coverage by making Medicare accessible to all Americans and expanding the program’s covered benefits and services.
December 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
October 31, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Congressman John Larson (CT-01), Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following statements on a new House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee report, which shows that 168,000 people in Connecticut could be denied coverage or see drastic premium increases due to the Trump Administration’s actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
October 11, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement upon the release of new data from the Connecticut Department of Public Health showing that vaping among high school students has more than doubled since 2015, from 7.2% to 14.7%.
August 26, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today marked the 98th anniversary of the adoption of 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.