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Pelosi Statement on Commencement of ACA's Coverage for Six Million Americans

San Francisco – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on new coverage taking effect for more than six million Americans, including more than 2.1 million enrolled in a private health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces:

“As the New Year dawns, millions of Americans across the country are enjoying a new beginning, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. More than six million Americans are starting 2014 with health security, and the freedom from fear that comes with it.  As of today, these families will not have to skimp on preventive care, or live in dread of an accident or illness driving them to financial ruin.

“Millions have enrolled in the quality, affordable coverage available through the Affordable Care Act, and millions more are enjoying its savings and protections.  In the New Year, it's time for Republicans to stop trying to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, and work with Democrats to strengthen the Affordable Care Act for all.”