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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

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.
August 17, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement celebrating National Health Center Week, which recognizes the importance of our nation’s over 1,400 Community Health Centers, which serve over 27 million Americans.
June 25, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after the Republican majority on the House Appropriations Committee delayed markup on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill for a second time in two weeks.
June 14, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill, which was released ahead of the subcommittee mark-up.
June 5, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today released the following statement in response to new reports regarding the solvency of Medicare and Social Security.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ introduction of legislation mirroring the Trump Administration’s rescission package request.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
The Connecticut Congressional Delegation sent a letter to United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Title X program, which ensures that people have access to reproductive healthcare.
May 7, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today released the following statement regarding reports that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are planning to rescind funds from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).