HARTFORD, Conn. – U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, said even though Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy highlighted a couple who benefited from the Affordable Care Act, there are many more in Connecticut who have been harmed.
The two were debating a bill that would have restored contraceptive coverage guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act. The bill would have reversed the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, but the motion to move forward with debate failed 56 to 43, just shy of the necessary 60 votes.
Murphy talked about Sean and Emily Hanon, two freelancers from Weston, who before the Affordable Care Act were only able to buy insurance for $1,500 a month. Under the Affordable Care Act they are paying $309 per month.
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