(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quoted a prayer by Pope Francis today in remarks she made celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act—or Obamacare—and attacking President Donald Trump for opposing Obamacare.
“Last Thursday,” Pelosi said, “Pope Francis offered the world this prayer: ‘Enlighten those responsible for the common good, so that they might know how to care for those entrusted to their responsibility.’”
In the same remarks, she praised President Barack Obama as “dedicated, knowledgeable, strategic and determined to succeed.”
“If President Trump succeeds in striking down the ACA in court,” Pelosi said, “gone is the ban on insurers putting limits on your health care, gone are guaranteed essential health benefits and free preventive services, gone are young people staying on their parent’s insurance until age 26, gone is the health insurance of 20 million Americans and gone are the lifesaving protections for more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.
“Today, therefore, I am calling on President Trump to abandon his lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi said. “Instead, the President must urge the fourteen states who have refused to expand Medicaid to do so.
“Last Thursday,” she said, “Pope Francis offered the world this prayer: ‘Enlighten those responsible for the common good, so that they might know how to care for those entrusted to their responsibility.’
“Today, House Democrats are unveiling the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act--a bill that takes responsibility for the health, wages and well-being of America’s workers,” said Pelosi. “Democrats take responsibility for our workers.