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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. 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

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University, and University of Bridgeport will receive $4,904,990 in grant funding from the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET). This Health and Human Service program works to increase access to quality mental health services by increasing the number of mental health professionals.  

May 12, 2021 Press Release

Bridgeport, CT— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that four Southwest Connecticut Community Health Centers will receive $18,798,875 from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand access to vaccines and other health services in underserved communities. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriated funding for these grants. 

March 25, 2021 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Congressman Jim Himes joined Americares President and CEO Christine Squires yesterday to announce a $2.6 million grant awarded to Americares from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy at free and charitable clinics across the country. The announcement took place at the Fred Weisman Americares Free Clinic in Bridgeport, Conn. Click here to view photos from the announcement and site visit.  

March 10, 2021 Press Release

This page will be updated as the federal government releases guidance concerning the implementation of this bill.

December 23, 2020 Press Release

Disposiciones de inmigración en el proyecto de ley

  • Incluye pagos de estímulo para familias de estatus mixto, tanto de forma prospectiva como retroactiva. Aunque esto no proporciona pagos en efectivo para todos los inmigrantes declarantes de impuestos, esto es una gran victoria.

  • Financiación de muros a nivel FY 20 (1.375b) y ninguna autoridad de transferencia específica de la pared, por lo que se aplica un límite del 10%.

  • Un pequeño aumentó a la financiación de CBP.

December 21, 2020 Press Release


After months of negotiations and compromise, Congress has passed a new round of Coronavirus relief.  While this bill will provide much-needed aid to the American people, it is my sincere hope that we are able to provide more assistance in the new year with a new president.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that through Stamford Hospital, Stamford Health will receive a $4,690,100 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will reimburse Stamford Hospital for their emergency response to COVID-19, including an alternative treatment site, drive through testing, designated staff, PPE and plexiglass for health care workers, as well as additional hospital beds, tents, and ventilators.

October 15, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Southwestern Area Health Education Center will receive a $448,895 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science and Office of Minority Health. The grant will work to treat the impact of trauma among racial and ethnic minority communities over the course of three years.  


June 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that Child First will receive a $3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. Child First is an evidence-based, two-generation, home-based trauma and mental health intervention that heals and protects young children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity. 

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Shelton, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Recovery Network of Programs (RNP) will receive a $4 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.  RNP is a behavioral healthcare organization that has been providing comprehensive services, including housing, substance use and mental health treatment for forty-eight years.