Pelosi Addresses ACA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., held her weekly press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center. Below is a summary of her comments related to the Affordable Care Act:

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office told Speaker Boehner that repealing the Affordable Care Act would increase the deficit by $109 billion over the next 10 years – $109 billion. Not only is this a vote that jeopardizes access to affordable quality healthcare, it is a vote that explodes the deficit. One hundred and five million Americans are already receiving free preventive services. More than 100 million Americans no longer face a lifetime limit on their health coverage. Seventeen million children with preexisting conditions are no longer denied coverage. Soon being a woman will not be considered a preexisting medical condition. As you see, these are already in effect — we have preventive services, coverage for young adults and children. As you know, many more provisions are there. Six point six million young adults up to the age of 26 have taken advantage of the law to obtain health insurance through their parents’ insurance policies; 6.3 million seniors in the donut hole have saved $6.1 billion on the prescription drugs.

Q: What is your reaction to Secretary Sebelius asking the health insurance industry for funds to implement the healthcare law? And also, have you ever asked anyone to contribute to a 501(c)(4)?

A: Leader Pelosi. When the Republicans passed the Medicare prescription drug bill in the beginning of president Bush’s term, they spent a fortune of public dollars promoting it…That was their responsibility to get people to sign up. That is the responsibility now. So, I think that that initiative is one that they – who should they be to criticize something they did to the hilt?

Secondly, when we were passing the Affordable Care Act, there were hundreds of millions of dollars spent during the debate misrepresenting, mischaracterizing – I don’t like to use this word – lying about what was in or not in the Affordable Care Act. It was going to be death panels, it was going to be abortion, it was going to be this, that, and the other thing – none of which was true. But, nonetheless, whether it was true or not, hundreds of millions of dollars spent by the private sector for this purpose.

Last Updated 06/29/2022

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