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01.23.2019 / Press Release

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to Speak at Families USA’S 2019 Health Action Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Families USA announced that Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), will give opening remarks at its 2019 Health Action Conference. Speaker Pelosi will address attendees at 9:00 am on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Frederick Isasi, J.D., MPH, executive director of Families USA and a key author of the Affordable Care Act said, “Speaker Pelosi’s grit and determination to usher in health care reform in America is one of the defining hallmarks of our nation’s history —particularly in bringing to bear the landmark legislation that is the Affordable Care Act. Each time the legislation has been endangered, Speaker Pelosi has steeled herself to keep it in place to ensure millions of Americans have access to health care. We at Families regard her as one of the most strategic and critical leaders in the ongoing fight to improve and expand health care for all Americans, and are overjoyed she is joining us for Health Action 2019 as our opening speaker.”

Dubbed by some as the “mother of health care,” Rep. Pelosi was recently re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“It is a privilege to join the hard-working activists, advocates and parents of Families USA to advance progress to protect families’ quality, affordable health care,” said Speaker Pelosi.  “Since Day One, Families USA has fought tirelessly on the front lines to defeat the GOP’s bitter attacks on Americans’ health care and financial security in the courts, in the Administration and in the Congress.  Their leadership is needed now more than ever, as Democrats continue to fight renewed Republican threats to health care, and as we press forward with our For The People agenda to lower health care costs and the price of prescription drugs for all Americans.”

Families USA is a bipartisan public interest group that has been fighting for health care consumers since 1981. Its Health Action Conference, in its 24th year, is an annual national grassroots health care conference that gathers consumer health care activists, health care professionals, advocates, policymakers, policy experts, and media to confer on the nation’s health care agenda.

While conference registration is closed, individuals who are interested in attending can register at the onsite registration desk starting Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00 pm. Members of the media may request a press pass via email at press@familiesusa.org.

Event: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at Families USA 2019 Health Action Conference
Date: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019   Time: 9:00 am Eastern
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Regency Ballroom