With a Straight Face, Obama on the Affordable Care Act’s Fifth Anniversary: ‘It’s Working’Posted: March 25, 2015 | |
President Obama had a simple message on the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act: It’s working.
Speaking in the Executive Office Building next to the White House, Obama argued that his signature health care law was “working better than many of us — including me — anticipated” at increasing health insurance rates and improving the quality of care.
“The bottom line is this for the American people: this law is saving money for families and for businesses,” he said. “This law is also saving lives, lives that touch all of us. It’s working despite countless attempts to repeal, undermine, defund and defame this law.”
…Obama took the opportunity to take a few shots at Republican critics of the law, joking that “death panels, doom, [and] a serious alternative from Republicans in Congress….(read more)