Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Census Report Finding 2 Million More Uninsured Under President Trump

September 10, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Census Bureau released a report finding that the number of uninsured people increased by nearly 2 million in 2018, the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took full effect in 2014:

“President Trump’s cruel health care sabotage has left two million more people without health insurance, forced to live in constant fear of an accident or injury that could spell financial ruin for their families.  Instead of working to lower health costs for the American people, President Trump is asking the courts to destroy protections for the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and erase every other benefit and protection of the Affordable Care Act.

“House Democrats will continue to take action to lower health costs and prescription drug prices, and to strengthen the life-saving protections for people with pre-existing conditions that are under relentless attack from the GOP today.”