Health Care

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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Mar 6, 2019 Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1, the For the People Act: bold, transformative legislation to put the power back in the hands of the people and restore the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, not the special interests.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Feb 22, 2019 Press Release

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Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today issued an order granting the House of Representative’s motion to intervene as a party in the Texas v. U.S. lawsuit, in which a ruling was handed down striking down the entire Affordable Care Act, in addition to the provisions protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions:

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to overhaul the current rebate system for prescription drugs and Medicare: 

“The Trump Administration’s rebate proposal puts the majority of Medicare beneficiaries at risk of higher premiums and total out-of-pocket costs, and puts the American taxpayer on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars.  

Jan 22, 2019 Press Release

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Dec 14, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco — Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released this statement after a district court decision in Republicans’ Texas v. United States lawsuit striking down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the Affordable Care Act:

“Tonight’s district court ruling exposes the monstrous endgame of Republicans’ all-out assault on people with pre-existing conditions and Americans’ access to affordable health care. 

Nov 29, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced new guidance massively expanding 1332 waivers to allow states to undermine or ignore the law of the Affordable Care Act: 

Nov 16, 2018 Press Release

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Nov 1, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the start of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces, which runs in most states from November 1 until December 15:

“Starting today, Americans across the country will once again have the opportunity to enroll in affordable, quality health insurance for themselves and their families.  

Oct 30, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on President Trump’s claim that he can issue an executive order and unilaterally terminate the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship: