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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Statement Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement in recognition of the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Affordable Care Act. Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement:

"The fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act is a moment of pride for Floridians. This year, we led the nation in new enrollments – that means more Floridians than ever are now receiving affordable, quality health care through the federal exchange," said Congresswoman Wilson.

"But today is not just a great day for Florida; it is a great day for our nation. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, 30 million young adults can no longer be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition, 105 million Americans no longer have a lifetime limit on their health coverage, 76 million Americans are benefiting from preventive care coverage, and more than 16 million Americans have gained health coverage. Let's begin referring to the Affordable Care Act by its rightful name – "ObamaCARES" – because President Obama does care about our families, our health, and the future of the American people."


Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a third-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school. Congresswoman Wilson also founded the Florida Ports Caucus, a bipartisan taskforce that coordinates federal action in support of Florida's harbors and waterways.