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 22, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Democrats and Americans impacted by the GOP tax scam for the rich for a press conference.  Six months after it became law, America’s small business owners are facing deep uncertainty, working families are seeing their premiums going up and older Americans are facing constant Republican attacks on Medicare.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats at a press conference to mark six months since the House passed the deficit-exploding GOP Tax Scam for the rich, as House Republicans begin to mark-up a budget calling for massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid to fill the hole for their tax giveaways.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C.  – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on a new state-by-state Center for American Progress report comparing the average tax benefit to working families to the health insurance premium increases, due to the Republican tax law’s provisions to sabotage the health insurance marketplaces:

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
 
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after conservative groups unveiled their latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, eliminating essential health benefits, minimum loss ratio requirements, and single risk pools, while allowing for an unlimited age tax to be imposed on older Americans:
 
Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Republicans released their FY2019 budget resolution, which calls for massive cuts to health, education and economic initiatives for working and middle class families:

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

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Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

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Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released a report showing that Medicare will become insolvent by 2026, three years earlier than projected last year, and Social Security will be depleted by 2034: 

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration released a revised rescissions package attacking children’s health care:

“After exploding the deficit with a GOP Tax Scam for the wealthy and well-connected, Republicans have the gall to invoke ‘fiscal responsibility’ in demanding a new rescissions package that attacks funding reserved for children’s health initiatives.

Jun 4, 2018 Press Release

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