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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Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans moved to proceed to debate on the House-passed Trumpcare bill, amid reports Republicans plan to move toward a “skinny” Trumpcare that includes repealing the individual mandate, the employer mandate, and the medical device tax:

Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the latest version of Trumpcare announced by Senate Republicans today:

“Today’s CBO score reiterates the devastation Republicans are trying to inflict on the good health of hard-working Americans just to give bigger tax breaks to billionaires.  

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker Ryan calling for House Republicans to join Democrats to work together to update and improve the Affordable Care Act by lowering health costs, improving quality, and expanding coverage.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

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Jun 30, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the 9th anniversary of the Post 9/11 GI bill, passed by the Democratic Congress and signed into law on June 30, 2008: