The superhero Pelosi? California Dem hailed as ‘real-life action figure’ at ObamaCare anniversary event
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, not only was hailed as a “live-action figure” on Wednesday, but also handed over a literal action figure of herself.
Pelosi met with health activists, academic experts, patients and parents at the United States Capitol for a roundtable to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, better known as the ‘ObamaCare,’ Politico reported.
“She’s a live-action figure,” Pennsylvania-based health researcher Amy Raslevich reportedly said at the event, presenting the former House Speaker with an action figure of herself.
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Other attendees largely credited Pelosi for passing the law and then surviving multiple attempts by Republicans to repeal it. Pelosi listened to their stories of caring for sick loved ones and dealing with their own health issues.
The former House speaker also touched on the battle to enact ObamaCare and protect it from GOP repeal efforts, urging activists to use the same successful lobbying strategies in future health policy efforts.
“Tell the stories of how (health laws) are making a difference in the lives of the American people,” she said. “MPs need to hear from their constituents.”
At the height of the ObamaCare debate in 2010, Pelosi sadly said of the massive legislation, “We need to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.”
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Advocates from Protect Our Care, Little Lobbyists and other health advocacy groups attended Wednesday’s event. They and Pelosi discussed several initiatives they want to pursue in the future, such as expanding Medicaid and breaking the $35 per month cap on Medicare insulin to the private market.