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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Apr 20, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after reports that House Republicans will add radical new provisions to raise health care costs on Americans with pre-existing conditions and seek to hold a vote on TrumpCare next week: 

Apr 13, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump signed H.J. Res 43, a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that repeals the Obama Administration rule that was designed to protect Americans’ access to family planning and lifesaving preventive care services:   

“Instead of acting to create jobs for hard-working families, Republicans are focused on restricting millions of women’s access to family planning and preventive care services. 

Apr 12, 2017 Press Release

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Apr 3, 2017 Press Release

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Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to send to the President’s desk H.J. Res 43, a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that repeals the Obama Administration rule that was designed to protect Americans’ access to family planning and lifesaving preventive care services:  

Mar 23, 2017 Press Release

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Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi testified before the House Rules Committee on the necessity of protecting the Affordable Care Act for the health and economic security of hard-working Americans.  Below are Leader Pelosi’s opening remarks.
 
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Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was joined by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, California Governor Jerry Brown and House Democrats to mark seven years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, leading to improved health and economic security for hard-working Americans.  Below are Leader Pelosi’s remarks.
 
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Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Republicans announced the Manager’s Amendment to the TrumpCare bill to be made in the Rules Committee:

“Republicans’ manager’s amendment only confirms that TrumpCare is broken beyond fixing.  The amendment shows Republicans are committed to making tens of millions of American families suffer for the sake of handing even bigger tax giveaways to billionaires. 

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after a new Center for American Progress analysis found that TrumpCare would destroy 1.8 million jobs by 2022:

“As spectacular as the damage is to Americans’ health, the disastrous consequences of the Republican bill will ripple through the economy as well.  Not only would Republicans’ TrumpCare bill destroy the health coverage of 24 million Americans, it will destroy nearly 2 million jobs across America.