Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening concerning the participation of Members of Congress and their staffs in the health marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act:
“Members of Congress and their staffs must enroll in health marketplaces as the Affordable Care Act requires.
“As we continue our work to ensure the smooth implementation of this law and look forward to the start of enrollment on October 1st, we will continue our efforts this August to educate consumers on the law’s provisions and tout the critical benefits already in place for millions of Americans.
“With this landmark law in place, we are holding insurance companies accountable, enhancing patients’ rights, putting money back in the pockets of consumers, reducing costs and strengthening the economic security of working families. Through this law, in the coming months, Americans will benefit from expanded choices and more affordable care.”