Pelosi Statement on Enrollment in ACA Marketplaces Reaching 6 Million Americans

Mar 27, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the announcement that 6 million Americans have successfully enrolled in private plans through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces:

“The Affordable Care Act is delivering on the dream of quality, affordable coverage for every American.  As enrollments surge past six million Americans – even with four days left before the deadline – we are seeing millions more still looking to sign up and get covered.  For these Americans, for these workers and middle class families, the Affordable Care Act is upholding its promise to make health care a right, not a privilege, for all.

“The Affordable Care Act is working.  Millions of Americans have already seen and experienced the essential protections of this law – as they no longer face lifetime limits on care, no longer face higher charges simply for being a woman, and no longer live in fear that an accident or illness will lead them to financial ruin.  Now, more than six million more Americans have joined them, gaining insurance, enjoying newfound health security and the personal and economic freedom that comes with it.

“As the Affordable Care Act continues to reach new milestones, Republicans should abandon their reckless pursuit of new milestones in the number of votes to repeal or undermine this historic law, and the quality affordable coverage it is providing nationwide.”

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