Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

October 28, 2021

Senator Lesser Lauds Health Care Advances Announced in ‘Build Back Better’ Framework

Co-Chair of Insurance and Real Estate Committee hails lower premiums, deductibles

Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown), co-Chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, on Thursday hailed the announcement of President Biden’s Build Back Better framework.

The framework represents a compromise with Senators Manchin and Sinema as well as Democratic Leadership, and the legislation will be a companion bill to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“Thanks to President Biden and Connecticut’s Congressional delegation, the Affordable Care Act is poised to become truly affordable,” Senator Lesser said. “The framework announced today will dramatically lower premiums and out-of-pocket deductibles for Connecticut residents who purchase health insurance on AccessHealth Connecticut, a huge win for families and small businesses across our state. Recently, I spoke to a middle-class Danbury resident whose family will be saving $1,200 a month – let’s be honest, that’s life changing.”

President Biden’s framework syncs closely with Connecticut’s CoveredConnecticut program, which Connecticut passed earlier this year, making health insurance free for more than 40,000 parents and childless adults across the state on AccessHealth CT. The framework suggests the expanded affordability will last for at least five years.

Additional health-related components of the announced framework will expand hearing aid coverage to people on Medicare and massively expand support for home-care programs for seniors and people with disabilities.

Open enrollment for AccessHealth CT begins on November 1.