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Video capsulizes year with health care law
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