(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Wednesday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was both praised for being a “real life action figure” and also given a literal action figure depicting herself.

During a roundtable discussion at the U.S. Capitol meant to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, Pelosi sat down with healthcare activists, academic experts, patients, and parents.

One Pennsylvania-based health researcher Amy Raslevich who was at the event called Pelosi “a real-life action figure” and then proceeded to hand the former Speaker an action figure.

Other attendees also praised Pelosi for her work in passing the law which has so far survived numerous attempts by the Republicans who have tried to repeal it. Pelosi during the roundtable got to hear the stories of the other participants about their loved ones and their own health care issues which they could deal with because of the Act.

The former House Speaker also recalled the battle to get ObamaCare passed and to help it survive against the GOP’s attempts. She then proceeded to urge activists to continue pursuing similar successful lobbying strategies when it comes to other policy efforts surrounding healthcare. She added that they should continue to share the stories about how the Act has made a difference in people’s lives.

The event on Wednesday was attended by health advocates from Protect Our Care, Little Lobbyists, and other advocacy groups.
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