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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.

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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Pelosi Statement on FDA Coronavirus Vaccine Approval Guidance

Jun 30, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released guidance on the development and licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19:

 

Pelosi Statement on June Medical Services v. Russo

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s draconian abortion restrictions:

 

“Today, the Supreme Court issued a victory for women’s health and freedoms and for the Constitution.  The highest court in the land has adhered to precedent as it maintains the constitutional right to women’s basic reproductive health care.

 

Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

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202-226-7616

 

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, House Democrats’ For The People legislation to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

 

Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you, Madam Speaker. 

 

Pelosi Statement on Trump Brief Asking Supreme Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act Amid Coronavirus

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release

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202-226-7616

 

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Trump Administration filed its brief in the health care lawsuit before the Supreme Court, asking the justices to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act:

 

“President Trump and the Republicans’ campaign to rip away the protections and benefits of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of the coronavirus crisis is an act of unfathomable cruelty. 

 

Pelosi Remarks at Press Event Unveiling the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act

Jun 24, 2020 Press Release

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202-226-7616

 

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats for a press event unveiling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, House Democrats’ For The People legislation to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: 

 

Pelosi Statement on Amicus Brief in District Court ACA Special Enrollment Case

Jun 19, 2020 Press Release

June 19, 2020 Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House of Representatives filed an amicus brief in the District Court for D.C. in the case of City of Chicago v. Azar, supporting a challenge by the city regarding the failure of the Trump Administration to provide a special Affordable Care Act enrollment period in light of the coronavirus pandemic:

 

Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Assault on the Health of LGBTQ, Women & Vulnerable Populations

Jun 12, 2020 Press Release

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202-226-7616

 

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the finalized Health and Human Services Department rule rolling back Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to weaken anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans, women, communities of color and other vulnerable populations in health care:

 

Pelosi Statement on House Brief to Defend Affordable Care Act at Supreme Court

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,

202-226-7616

 

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House filed a brief with the Supreme Court in the California v. Texas health care repeal lawsuit, to defend the Affordable Care Act from the Trump Administration’s assault in the courts:

 

“The Affordable Care Act is a pillar of health and economic security in America, and its protections are more important than ever, as the coronavirus crisis shatters the lives and livelihoods of millions.  

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