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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Apr 19, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today in the Capitol Visitor Center.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
 
Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks. 

Leader Pelosi.  Good morning.  Good morning.

Apr 6, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on Republicans’ balanced budget constitutional amendment, which is expected to be considered by the House of Representatives next week:

Mar 23, 2018 Press Release

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Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

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Mar 20, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement as the Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra:

Mar 19, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the White House released its new plan to combat the nation’s opioid crisis:

“President Trump’s new opioid proposal contains many bipartisan and urgently needed measures.  But unless the President funds these proposals, they will only represent more broken promises from the Trump Administration. 

Feb 26, 2018 Press Release

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Feb 20, 2018 Press Release

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

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration issued a proposed rule that would allow states to sell short-term junk health plans that do not cover essential health benefits and can discriminate against Americans with pre-existing conditions:

“Again and again, the Trump Administration has raised Americans’ health costs and tried to throw families back to the days of crushing medical bills and insurers discriminating against pre-existing conditions. 

Feb 6, 2018 Press Release

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Jan 29, 2018 Press Release

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