"Thanks to this law, more than twenty million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance." - From http://time.com/4710841/obamacare-repeal-barack-obama-statement/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter
Without referencing the current effort by Republicans to repeal the law directly, Obama said that the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act was "about whether we look out for one another, as neighbors, and fellow citizens." When I took office, millions of Americans were locked out of our health care system.
Thanks to this law, more than ninety percent of Americans are insured – the highest rate in our history.
And reality continues to discredit the false claim that this law is in a “death spiral,” because while it's true that some premiums have risen, the vast majority of Marketplace enrollees have experienced no average premium hike at all.
The Affordable Care Act is law only because millions of Americans mobilized, and organized, and decided that this fight was about more than health care – it was about the character of our country.
It was about whether we look out for one another, as neighbors, and fellow citizens, who care about each other’s success.