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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Jun 17, 2019 Press Release

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Jun 17, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on reports that President Trump is working on a “new” plan to dismantle Americans’ health care:

“The American people already know exactly what the President’s health care plans mean in their lives: higher costs, worse coverage and the end of lifesaving protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

May 30, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on Louisiana’s new abortion ban, which prohibits abortion at as early as six weeks, before most women know they are pregnant, and does not contain exceptions for cases of rape or incest:

May 24, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Trump Administration advanced an HHS proposed rule that would end anti-discrimination protections for women and transgender Americans in health care, days after announcing a proposed rule at HUD that would strip protections for transgender Americans at homeless shelters:
 
“The Trump Administration’s actions show utter contempt for the health, safety and humanity of women and transgender Americans.  

May 15, 2019 Press Release

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May 15, 2019 Press Release
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Washington D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined House and Senate Democrats for a press event highlighting Democrats’ action on health care and prescription drug legislation, and the urgent need for Senator McConnell – self appointed ‘grim reaper’ of the GOP Senate – to bring these bills to a vote.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 

May 5, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement marking two years since House Republicans voted for their monstrous Trumpcare bill, which would have gutted protections for people with pre-existing conditions and taken away the affordable, quality health care of millions:

“Two years ago, House Republicans viciously voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions and take away the affordable, quality health care of millions – and then threw themselves a party in the Rose Garden to celebrate.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s two new rules: a finalized rule allowing health care workers, pharmacies, insurance plans, and hospitals to refuse to provide care based on a personal belief, opening the door to widespread discrimination in health care, and a second expected rule denying transgender Americans their rightful civil rights protections under the ACA.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

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May 1, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Department of Justice filed its brief in Texas v. United States, asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act.  The House has voted on three occasions to oppose the suit, while House Republicans have voted overwhelmingly in support of the Trump Administration’s assault on health care.