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.

 

Democrats believe that affordable, quality health care must be a right – not a privilege – for every American.  

House Democrats have stood strong against years of partisan Republican attempts to sabotage Americans’ health care – fighting in the Congress, the courts and the court of public opinion against the Trump and Congressional GOP efforts to dismantle life-saving protections for people with pre-existing conditions, drive up health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs for families across America, and weaken quality affordable care, all while giving massive tax breaks to Big Pharma.

In the 116th Congress, our Democratic Majority protected families’ health care with landmark legislation, including H.R. 3, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act.  This transformational bill delivers life-changing savings for patients, employers and taxpayers, empowers Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices and make those prices available to people with private insurance, and frees Americans from having to pay more for their prescriptions than what Big Pharma charges in other countries for the same medicines.  House Democrats also built on the promise of the landmark ACA by passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, to strengthen that landmark law. The ACA Enhancement Act lowers Americans' health care costs, significantly increasing affordability subsidies to be more generous and cover more middle class families, while also expanding coverage to more vulnerable communities – particularly communities of color. 

Now, working with the new Biden-Harris Administration and new Senate Democratic Majority, our Democratic House will press forward with our bold, health care agenda.  We will work to reverse Congressional Republicans’ health care sabotage to protect and expand on the success of the Affordable Care Act, updating and improving this transformative health law so that we can lower families’ premiums, prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs, and further expand life-saving coverage for all. 

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Apr 7, 2021 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Director of San Francisco Department of Public Health Dr. Grant Colfax and Chief Health Officer of North East Medical Services (NEMS) Dr. Kenneth Tai for a ‘teach in’ press event to highlight the life-saving resources contained in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and help San Franciscans understand how they can benefit from health provisions in the legislation.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Mar 23, 2021 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Protect Our Care to discuss how the Affordable Care Act has benefitted millions of Americans since its passage 11 years ago and the enhancements to the ACA passed in the American Rescue Plan.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Mar 23, 2021 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement marking the 11th anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010:
 
“For eleven years, the landmark Affordable Care Act has expanded coverage, lowered costs and secured lifesaving protections for hard-working families.  Today, the ACA stands as a great pillar of economic and health security for the American people, alongside Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Mar 19, 2021 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Biden-Harris Administration announced it had administered 100 million vaccines to the American people in just 58 days:
 
Feb 15, 2021 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on President Biden’s opening of a special enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act for Americans to access health care during the pandemic:
 
Dec 11, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the bipartisan, bicameral agreement on legislation to end surprise billing:
 
Dec 7, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris announced appointments for key health care roles:
 
“President-elect Biden has nominated an outstanding health care team, whose leadership will be critical in the fight to crush the coronavirus and defend every American’s right to quality, affordable health care.  
 
Jul 29, 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 the case of California v. Texas, to support the Affordable Care Act:
 
Jul 24, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after President Trump signed executive orders on prescription drugs, once again failing to advance any rules to lower Americans’ prescription drug prices:
 
Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 to allow the Trump Administration to continue its expansion of short-term, limited duration health insurance plans that are not required to provide essential health benefits and can discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions: