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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Nov 1, 2018 Press Release

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

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the start of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces, which runs in most states from November 1 until December 15:

“Starting today, Americans across the country will once again have the opportunity to enroll in affordable, quality health insurance for themselves and their families.  

Oct 30, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on President Trump’s claim that he can issue an executive order and unilaterally terminate the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship:

Oct 25, 2018 Press Release
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
 
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on President Trump’s announcement on Medicare Part B drug prices, while continuing not to demand lower prices for seniors with Medicare Part D, which is 3.5 times larger:
Oct 17, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Senator McConnell announced the GOP’s plans to renew efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act if Republicans hold Congress next year:

Oct 16, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security because of the ballooning deficits created by the GOP Tax Scam:

“Like clockwork, Republicans in Congress are setting in motion their plan to destroy the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that seniors and families rely on, just months after they exploded the deficit by $2 trillion with their Tax Scam for the rich.  

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House passed a bipartisan opioids bill:

Sep 19, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s hand-picked Director of the National Economic Council, said that Republicans would move to cut ‘the larger entitlements… probably next year’:

Sep 5, 2018 Press Release
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
 

Washington, D.C – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats and individuals with pre-existing conditions for a press event, as oral arguments began in a federal District Court in Texas on Wednesday in Republicans’ Texas v. United States lawsuit to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  Democrats highlighted the urgent need to protect Americans’ health care from Republicans’ continuing attacks.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
  

Aug 15, 2018 Press Release
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
 
Washington, D.C – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston, Texas for a press conference following ‘Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families’, which featured panels on the health, economic security, and civic engagement and leadership of American women, with national leaders, academics and advocates.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
  
Aug 14, 2018 Press Release

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