It is a core American value that we look after our own, including offering our citizens a basic level of healthcare. I was proud to support the first comprehensive legislation in decades to help change our health care system for the better. Click here to read more…
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The ACA represents true progress for tens of millions of Americans including more than 100,000 people in Connecticut who didn’t have insurance before, but it hasn’t been perfect. Our goal should be to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare, and until that is a reality, our job is not done. Click here to read more…
Protecting Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid have been stable, reliable programs for seniors and people with disabilities for over four decades, which is why I am an unwavering supporter of both. Click here to read more…
Ensuring a Woman’s Access to Care
As a husband and father of two girls, I am fiercely supportive of women's rights and of a woman's reproductive freedom. Click here to read more…
More on Health Care
It is a core American value that we look after our own, including offering our citizens a basic level of healthcare. I was proud to support the first comprehensive legislation in decades to help change our health care system for the better. While this was an enormous step in the right direction, there is still much more to be done to address the challenge of rising health care costs. I am committed to working with all elements of our health care system to tackle this difficult problem and to ensure that everyone has access to decent, affordable health care now and in the future.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement after the “skinny repeal” plan failed in the Senate early this morning 49-51:
“This morning, we saw three Republican Senators put country above party. For many Americans, including me, the sense of relief was palpable. For a moment at least, a glimmer of hope has reemerged that we may actually be able to fix the problems with our existing healthcare system and reduce costs for hard-working families across the country without harming millions of Americans.
WASHINGTON, DC— Today Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the Republican Senate healthcare proposal:
WASHINGTON, DC— Today Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican American Health Care Act:
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the recently revealed Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act:
“Seven years in the making, the House Majority’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act falls far short of both the promise made to the American people for universal access to affordable care and President Trump’s own promise to increase healthcare coverage. The bill would give fewer people access to health care coverage, and make that coverage more expensive for those who need it most.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the passage of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution by the House of Representatives today:
“Today, the House of Representatives took its first step toward leaving 20 million Americans, including hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents, without health insurance. At the same time, the House Majority also voted to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, a move that makes the health and well-being of women subordinate to baseless ideology.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, which dedicates more than $6 billion for new investments for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants to combat opioid abuse, and improvements to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the passage of the bill:
“Yesterday, I voted in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act. This bipartisan, forward-thinking legislation provides many essential investments in our nation’s research including:
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Himes released the following statement on his work to protect the Affordable Care Act after the 63rd attempt to dismantle it this week, successes across the US and Connecticut, and the need to continue striving for improvement:
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) introduced an amendment that would alter the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 so that no funds could be stripped from the women’s health organization if a study by the Department of Health and Human Services showed that removing funding would increase abortions, HIV rates, or the rate of breast cancer.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) introduced companion resolutions in the House and Senate today to recognize May 2015 as “National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month.” This annual resolution has been inspired by seven-year-old Wilton resident Patch Angerame, who suffered a stroke before he was born.