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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Jul 29, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement as the House of Representatives filed a reply brief in the case of California v. Texas, to support the Affordable Care Act:
 
Jul 24, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after President Trump signed executive orders on prescription drugs, once again failing to advance any rules to lower Americans’ prescription drug prices:
 
Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 to allow the Trump Administration to continue its expansion of short-term, limited duration health insurance plans that are not required to provide essential health benefits and can discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions:
 
Jul 8, 2020 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive-coverage requirement by allowing private employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for their employees:
 
Jun 30, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released guidance on the development and licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19:
 
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s draconian abortion restrictions:
 
“Today, the Supreme Court issued a victory for women’s health and freedoms and for the Constitution.  The highest court in the land has adhered to precedent as it maintains the constitutional right to women’s basic reproductive health care.
 
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, House Democrats’ For The People legislation to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you, Madam Speaker. 
 
Jun 25, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Trump Administration filed its brief in the health care lawsuit before the Supreme Court, asking the justices to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act:
 
“President Trump and the Republicans’ campaign to rip away the protections and benefits of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of the coronavirus crisis is an act of unfathomable cruelty. 
 
Jun 24, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats for a press event unveiling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, House Democrats’ For The People legislation to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: 
 
Jun 19, 2020 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House of Representatives filed an amicus brief in the District Court for D.C. in the case of City of Chicago v. Azar, supporting a challenge by the city regarding the failure of the Trump Administration to provide a special Affordable Care Act enrollment period in light of the coronavirus pandemic: