Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi tours the South of Market Health Center, which opened it doors in March 2011 and serves twice the number of patients as the existing health center with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Access to quality, affordable health care is critical to the well-being of America, today and in the future. Central to this is addressing the needs of over 49 million uninsured Americans, strengthening the Medicare system, providing health insurance to our low-income children and families, funding cutting-edge research into cures for diseases, and giving patients the ability to successfully challenge the decisions of health insurers.

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, ensures that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and significantly reduces long-term health care costs. This historic legislation, in the league of Social Security and Medicare, will lead to healthier lives, while providing the American people with more liberty to pursue their hopes and dreams.

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Today, Americans are already seeing lower costs & better coverage:

  • 105 million Americans have had a lifetime limit on their coverage eliminated.
  • Up to 17 million children who have pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage by insurers.
  • 2.5 million additional young adults up to age 26 now have health insurance.
  • 5.1 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved $3.2 billion on their prescription drugs.

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Feb 17, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Republicans’ latest outline to Make America Sick Again:

“Make no mistake: Republicans’ health agenda will Make America Sick Again.  Beneath Republicans’ cynical platitudes is a radical effort to dump massive health costs onto middle class families while handing a multi-million dollar tax break to the 400 wealthiest families in America.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the rising anxiety of Health Insurers in light of Republicans’ efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces:

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

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Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after reports that enrollment in Affordable Care Act marketplace plans through HealthCare.gov had declined while enrollment in state-administered marketplaces increased:

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement today following Republicans’ 238 to 183 vote to pass H.R. 7, which limits women’s access to full reproductive health care:

“Days after the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and after millions of women marched to have their voices heard, House Republicans are continuing their dangerous crusade to put the government in charge of women’s bodies and put bureaucrats in charge of families’ private health decisions.

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement today marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade:

“In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that a woman’s right to make reproductive health decisions must be her own, in consultation with her family, her physician, and her faith.

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement responding to the Trump Administration’s statements and actions targeting the Affordable Care Act over the weekend:

“The Affordable Care Act has succeeded in its goals to increase access, improve quality, and lower cost – not only for the 20 million newly insured Americans, but for seniors on Medicare and the more than 100 million Americans who have insurance through the workplace.

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Trump's first day executive order targeting the Affordable Care Act:

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Trump issued an executive order reinstating the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, that restricts U.S. funding to organizations that provide basic health care and family planning services to the poorest families in the world:

Jan 16, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Los Angeles – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Members of the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation at the California Endowment to lead “#FacesOfObamacare: Health Care Is a Human Right,” an event in support of protecting the Affordable Care Act.  Below are the Leader’s remarks.