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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Oct 16, 2017 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after President Trump held a press availability this afternoon in which he highlighted his decision to end the cost-sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act:

Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held a press conference today following President Trump’s decision on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and his shameful decision to cut off the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act, a spiteful decision that will cause health premiums to spike by at least 20 percent for hard-working Americans.  Below is a transcript of the press conference:

Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

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Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee Hearing on Testimony and Proposals on the Opioid Crisis.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Thank you, Mr. Chairman [Michael Burgess].  Thank you, Representative [Markwayne] Mullin for your courtesy.  I really came here to listen as well as to convey some thoughts. 

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

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Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives to express her opposition to the House Republicans’ radical budget which devastates America’s investments in good-paying jobs, growing wages and the bedrock promise of a secure and healthy retirement.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

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Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

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Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans announced that they will not bring Graham-Cassidy to a vote on the Senate floor: 
 
“Today, Leader McConnell said he will not hold a vote on Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare, but we must remain vigilant to protect Americans’ health care. 

Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the latest changes to Trumpcare: