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Video capsulizes year with health care law

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The Obama administra­tion is swamped by foreign policy crises, so the first-year anniversar­y of the health care law didn’t get the attention it otherwise might have.

Still, the White House has put together a video touting the virtues of the health care law he signed March 23, 2010. Democrats and Republican­s issued statements for and against the law. Republican leaders of Congress have renewed their vow to repeal the law that will likely play a big role in Obama’s 2012 re-election bid.

“The law is already making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans,” the White House video says. The administra­tion says the law guarantees health coverage for nearly all Americans, including children and adults with pre-existing conditions, and will lead to lower health care costs.

The video focuses on a young man named Erick Moberg, who will be able to attend medical school and stay on his parents’ insurance plan — and who receives a phone call from the president.

In an op-ed column for The Cincinnati Enquirer, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said they will keep campaignin­g to repeal the law, “followed by common-sense reforms that will actually lower costs, improve care and protect jobs.”

— David Jackson

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