Congressmember Espaillat firmly believes that healthcare is a right.  Not only do individuals need access to health insurance, but they need affordable access to health insurance.

In his first floor speech as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressmember Espaillat spoke out in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.  He said that the Affordable Care Act “is a promise to the American people that we must keep.  It guarantees access to affordable, high-quality healthcare as a right for all Americans.  Backing out of this commitment is irresponsible, inexcusable, and reprehensible.”  The ACA has benefited millions of Americans, and Congressmember Espaillat will stand in opposition to any attempts to repeal the law and the benefits it has bestowed. 

Congressmember Espaillat has joined several Democratic colleagues as a cosponsor of H.R. 676, the Medicare for All Act, which would establish a single-payer health care system in the United States.  This legislation would remove the incentive and ability for insurance companies to profit from an individual’s health insurance coverage or access health care.  As attempts to repeal the ACA remain at the forefront of the Republican agenda, Congressmember Espaillat stands firm in improving and advancing an agenda that will make the ACA and our health care system stronger for all Americans, not weaker for most of them. 

As a member of the Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Congressmember Espaillat will work tirelessly to ensure that employer-sponsored health insurance coverage continues to provide real benefits for hardworking Americans across the country. 

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March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) applauded passage of historic Families and Workers-First legislation, which will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.


Watch video of Rep. Espaillat’s remarks on the U.S. House floor in support of the CARES Act.


March 23, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement on his efforts calling for federal support to immigrant communities as part of the economic recovery stimulus package due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


March 23, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, calls for federal support of public transit agencies around the nation to be included in the COVID-19 economic recovery package.


March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, March 16, 2020, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced changes to office operations in both his Washington, D.C. office and New York district offices.   


March 15, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NYRepresentative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Monday, March 16th starting at 8:00 a.m. at Washington Heights Academy located at 202 Sherman Avenue, New York, NY 10034 to reiterate his calls to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to close schools immediately to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.


February 20, 2020 Press Release

Representative Adriano Espaillat Marks Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) recognized the forty-seventh anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade.  In its 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court recognized that the U.S. Constitution protects a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, including the decision to have an abortion.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today at 6:00 p.m. EDT, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) joined by community leaders, will hold a community vigil at Bennett Park (Fort Washington Avenue at West 184th Street) to remember and honor the victims of the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that took place this past weekend. 


July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) voted to pass H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which takes long-overdue action to provide the financial security and support that 9/11 first responders, survivors and families deserve.