Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the newly released figures that 3.3 million Americans have enrolled in plans in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces, including more than 1.1 million enrollments in January alone:
“The Affordable Care Act is providing quality affordable health coverage to millions of Americans across the country. These latest enrollment figures reflect millions of young people, workers, entrepreneurs and families who are enjoying new health security, and the personal and economic freedom that comes with it.
“No longer will these Americans be forced to skimp on preventive care, pay more just for being a woman, or live in dread of an accident or illness driving them to financial ruin. Young adult enrollment is outpacing all other age groups, as more and more young people discover how the Affordable Care Act gives them coverage that meets their needs and their lifestyle.
“The Affordable Care Act is delivering on the historic promise of affordable, quality health coverage for all Americans. Republicans should end their obsession with repealing the law that is providing quality affordable health insurance to millions of Americans, and work with Democrats to strengthen the Affordable Care Act for the millions more who can find quality affordable coverage through the health insurance marketplaces.”