Every American deserves access to affordable, quality, and reliable healthcare. Congressman Connolly is proud to have voted for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has lowered costs and expanded health care access to millions of Americans, many of whom would not have insurance otherwise. He has consistently opposed Republican efforts to repeal the ACA. He supports expanding the ACA by offering a public option that would offer Americans an even more affordable option. He voted for legislation to temporarily increase subsidies for health insurance during the pandemic and supports making those permanent.

Congressman Connolly also helped champion Medicaid expansion, which has allowed more than 400,000 Virginians gain access to healthcare coverage. He supports lowering the enrollment age for Medicare and expanding coverage to include dental, hearing and vision care. Gerry has fought to protect the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage to more than 200,000 children in the Commonwealth. 

Additionally, he has consistently advocated for full funding for the National Institute of Health, Planned Parenthood, and research and development to solve the public health issues of the 21st century. He strongly opposed the Dobbs decision and attacks on reproductive freedoms, and he believes we must codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. You can see more on Congressman Connolly’s work on reproductive health please read our reproductive rights issue page.

He is also a staunch advocate for protections for IVF. Congressman Connolly is leading the effort in the House to protect IVF, starting with ensuring federal employees are guaranteed insurance coverage for IVF. He’s also supported federal legislation to protect the right to access IVF for all Americans. You can see more  For more on Congressman Connolly’s work on women’s health.

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