Pelosi Statement on 8 Million Enrolled Through ACA


San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Affordable Care Act has enrolled eight million Americans in private coverage through the health insurance marketplaces:

“It’s another day and another milestone in the Affordable Care Act’s success in delivering quality, affordable health care to millions of Americans.  Eight million Americans have found affordable health coverage through the marketplaces – joining the three million young adults who have been able to remain on their parents’ plans, and the millions more who are securing new coverage for themselves and their families through the expansion of Medicaid.  California continues to lead the way for the nation, with more than three million people enrolled through Covered California and Medi-Cal.

“This landmark law is strengthening the physical and economic health of our nation as never before, ensuring that health care will be a right, not a privilege, for all Americans.  Young people are making up a sizable portion of enrollees, pointing to the overall health and value of the marketplace plans.

“Yet even as the Affordable Care Act keeps working to deliver health security to the American people, Republicans are working to destroy this law, and the personal and economic freedom it is providing to millions of students, seniors, entrepreneurs and families.  Enough is enough.  It is time for Republicans to seek treatment for their obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act, and join Democrats to strengthen and improve its historic protections.”

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