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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Feb 26, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on Congressional action to combat the coronavirus:

“The American people need a well-coordinated, whole-of-government, fully-funded response to keep them safe from the coronavirus threat.  Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has mounted an opaque and chaotic response to this outbreak. 

Feb 25, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Senate Republicans failed to pass two anti-choice, anti-women bills designed to deny women the right to make their own personal health care decisions:

Feb 12, 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 Republicans’ Texas v. U.S. lawsuit, asking the Supreme Court to act swiftly to hear the case and deliver a ruling this term.  In December, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals had sided with Republicans and given instructions to the District Court to redetermine how much of the law to strike down, almost certainly delaying a final ruling into 2021 or later. 

Feb 6, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House passed H. Res. 826, a resolution expressing disapproval of the Trump Administration's harmful actions toward Medicaid in response to the Administration’s illegal Medicaid block grant plan to cap and slash Medicaid:

Feb 4, 2020 Press Release

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Jan 30, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced its so-called “Healthy Adult Opportunity” guidance, a plan to cap and slash Medicaid through block grants and new limits on treatment:  

Jan 22, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision today:

Jan 3, 2020 Press Release

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Dec 13, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Joint Committee on Taxation found that the drug price negotiations in H.R. 3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, will increase wages and salaries for Americans with employer-provided health insurance by $116 billion:

“Lower drug prices and bigger paychecks are two things Americans urgently need, and the transformational Lower Drug Costs Now Act passed by the House delivers both.  

Dec 12, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for a press event ahead of the House vote on H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Speaker Pelosi.  Good morning, everyone.  Good morning, everyone.