Wednesday, April 2
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is applauding a milestone of the Affordable Care Act.
The President noted that people who started the process before Monday's midnight deadline will be given time to complete their enrollments. He also argued that the pace of healthcare costs has slowed since passage of the healthcare reform law, his signature legislative accomplishment. HealthCare.gov is the federal website for the new health insurance exchanges. After a disastrous launch in October, enrollment figures have steadily increased. The exchanges exist primarily for people who do not have access to employer-provided health insurance.
The President likened the Affordable Care Act to Social Security and Medicare. He said the popular entitlement programs were also controversial and faced problems when they were implemented. Obama accused critics of making up stories and trying to scare people without offering any credible alternatives. He said the Republican fight to repeal the law is over and vowed that the Affordable Care Act is "here to stay."
President Obama says the Affordable Care Act has made a difference.