Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on the GOP’s 50th Vote to Repeal or Undermine the Affordable Care Act

Feb 28, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on Republicans’ proposed legislation to delay the individual mandate penalty by one year.  A vote on this measure would mark House Republicans’ 50th attempt to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act:

“The House Republican agenda feels like déjà vu all over again.  As if the first 49 votes were not enough to satisfy the Republican fixation on undoing health reform, the Republican leadership is prepared to make yet another attempt – their 50th try – to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act.  Americans deserve better.

“On the same day that Republicans gathered to discuss an alternative to the health care law, five years later, the proponents of repeal still can’t help themselves.  This latest Republican proposal would drive up premiums for millions of Americans.  All the while, Republicans ignore the positive impact of this landmark measure on the lives of the American people: with four million signed up on the marketplaces, 3.1 million young adults covered on their parents’ plans, and millions more gaining insurance through the expansion of Medicaid.

“Political gimmicks and partisan games won’t change the facts: the Affordable Care Act is working for our middle class and working families.  Republicans should end their obsession with upending the law and work with Democrats to strengthen it – to ensure affordable health care for America and good health for all Americans.”

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