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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April 2, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement to recognize April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day:

March 23, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On the eighth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement to urge Republicans to stop their sabotage of healthcare and encouraged their support in working together to protect and improve Americans’ health care in communities around the nation, including by taking action on the Democrats’ A Better Deal to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs proposal.

March 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) today released the following statement on his successful push for funding increases to New York City housing and NIH in the FY2018 Omnibus.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) highlighted the nonpartisan Urban Institute’s new analysis of the GOP’s health care actions. The study indicates that the combination of the Tax Scam and the Republican’s new scheme to sell incomplete junk coverage plans will spike New Yorkers’ premiums by 8.8 percent in 2019.

January 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans’ failure to avert a government shutdown.