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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Dec 6, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the posting of the Rules Committee print of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act:

“Next week, House Democrats will pass historic legislation to lower prescription drug prices and deliver the most transformational expansion of Medicare since its creation.

Nov 12, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the filing today of the U.S. House of Representatives’ amicus brief in D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. U.S. Department of Treasury, to oppose the Trump Administration rule allowing the sale of so-called Short-Term Limited Duration Health Insurance Policies that do not protect people with pre-existing conditions and do not have to cover essential benefits:

Oct 16, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats and health care advocates for a press event on H.R. 3, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, critical legislation to ensure lower drug prices for seniors and families across America.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Speaker Pelosi.   Good morning, everyone.  This is really a very special day for us in the Capitol, because we are going to be talking about our H.R. 3 legislation, the Lower Drug Costs Now legislation.

Oct 11, 2019 Press Release

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Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

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Jul 30, 2019 Press Release

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Jul 11, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to block the Trump Administration’s Title X gag rule, which threatens to deny access to health care and family planning services to many vulnerable families:

“This is heartbreaking news for millions of vulnerable women and families across America.  

Jul 9, 2019 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Chuck Schumer and House and Senate Democrats held a press conference showing the faces of Americans who would be hurt if the Trump Administration and Republicans succeed in their effort to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entire Affordable Care Act in Texas v. U.S.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks. 

Speaker Pelosi.  Alright Mr. Schumer.  Thank you, Mr. Leader.  

Jul 9, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Chuck Schumer and House and Senate Democrats held a press conference showing the faces of Americans who would be hurt if the Trump Administration and Republicans succeed in their effort to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entire Affordable Care Act in Texas v. U.S.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks. 

Speaker Pelosi.  Alright Mr. Schumer.  Thank you, Mr. Leader.  

[Applause]

Jun 17, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on reports that President Trump is working on a “new” plan to dismantle Americans’ health care:

“The American people already know exactly what the President’s health care plans mean in their lives: higher costs, worse coverage and the end of lifesaving protections for people with pre-existing conditions.