Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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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 22, 2017 Press Release

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Jun 19, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement as Senate Republicans continued to engage in an unprecedented effort to hide their Trumpcare legislation from the public:

May 30, 2017 Press Release

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May 22, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the Trump Administration’s request for a 90 day delay in the cost sharing reduction payments lawsuit:

“In merely delaying their suit, Republicans cynically continue to sow uncertainty in the health coverage of millions of Americans.  At a critical period when insurers are deciding premiums for next year, Republicans are pouring uncertainty into the health insurance marketplaces. 

May 19, 2017 Press Release

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May 18, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a coalition of states, including California, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington State and the District of Columbia to intervene in House v. Price:

May 15, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration approved a plan to reinstate and significantly expand the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, which limits U.S. funding for organizations providing basic health care and family planning services to vulnerable families around the world:

May 5, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added a total of 211,000 jobs in April:

“April’s jobs report shows the economy continues moving forward.  However, neither the economy nor America’s families can afford the devastating health cost increases of Trumpcare. 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today.  Below is a transcript of the press conference.

Leader Pelosi.  Good morning.  Good morning.  Busy day.  

This morning we started off in the Triangle with Democratic Members of the House and of the Senate to welcome Team 26.  I'm so honored they gave me a shirt.  Team 26 is in honor of the 20 children and 6 teachers who were killed at Sandy Hook School.  

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order that could permit denial of women’s preventive services, such as contraception, well-women exams, and cervical cancer screenings that are mandated by the Affordable Care Act, and directing the IRS to stop enforcing the law regarding political speech by tax-exempt religious organizations: