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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Sep 12, 2017 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Census Bureau released its report for 2016, finding that the percentage of Americans without health insurance coverage reached an all-time low of 8.8 percent:

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement following reports that the Trump Administration still has not made September’s outreach payments to enrollment groups.  At the end of last month, the Trump Administration announced devastating, last-minute cuts to outreach efforts. 

“The Trump Administration’s cynical disruption of health care outreach is driving layoffs and chaos that will needlessly drive up Americans’ insurance premiums.   

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release

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

Aug 30, 2017 Press Release

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

Aug 15, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Ashley Etienne, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an assessment of the consequences if President Trump follows through with his threat to cut off the cost sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act.  Leader Pelosi had requested that the CBO conduct this analysis.

Jul 31, 2017 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on a proposal of insurance marketplace stabilization measures and changes to the Affordable Care Act unveiled by a bipartisan coalition of Members today:

“Democrats have long stood ready for constructive discussions with Republicans on how to update and improve the Affordable Care Act, stabilize the marketplaces, and continue to drive down families’ health costs. 

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Senate defeated the so-called “skinny” Trumpcare amendment:

“The American people have spoken loud and clear against the higher costs and monstrous cruelty of Trumpcare.  Now, Congress must finally pivot to the long overdue bipartisan work to update and improve the Affordable Care Act and to continue to lower Americans’ health costs.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined the Seniors Task Force and the Democratic Women’s Working Group to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid. Below are the Leader’s remarks: 

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

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

Jul 27, 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 Opening Remarks

Leader Pelosi.  Good morning, everyone.  Here we are, the end of the summer part of the session, we're going into August.