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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May 15, 2020 Press Release

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May 6, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House filed a brief with the Supreme Court in the California v. Texas health care repeal lawsuit, to defend the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration’s assault in the courts:
 
“The Affordable Care Act is a pillar of health and economic security in America, and its protections are more important than ever, as the coronavirus crisis shatters the lives and livelihoods of millions.  
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

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Apr 16, 2020 Press Release

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San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the White House’s new guidelines for reopening the country:
 
“Testing is the key to opening our country to resume our lives.  The White House’s vague and inconsistent document does nothing to make up for the President’s failure to listen to the scientists and produce and distribute national rapid testing.

Apr 16, 2020 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s final rule seriously weakening public health protections that limit the release of mercury and other toxic metals from oil and coal-fired plants:

Apr 15, 2020 Press Release

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Apr 15, 2020 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced that he would halt funding to the World Health Organization in the middle of the coronavirus crisis:

“The President’s halting of funding to the WHO as it leads the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic is senseless.

Apr 9, 2020 Press Release

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Apr 8, 2020 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after joining a bicameral amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in the cases of Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania arguing against the Trump Administration’s expansive rule allowing private employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for their employees, in violation of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive-coverage requirement:

Apr 3, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Pelosi released this statement on next steps in the coronavirus response

“The numbers are devastating: 6.6 million initial unemployment claims, 700,000 jobs lost in the March jobs report, more than 245,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 6,000 dead.