President Obama took a brief victory lap over the Affordable Care Act before saying it was time to get back to work.
Speaking from the Rose Garden a little over an hour after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of keeping in place subsidies that make insurance affordable, the President declared victory for his signature health law.
“The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” Obama said. “Today is a victory for hard working Americans all across this country whose lives will continue to become more secure in a changing economy because of this law.”
After five years, over 50 Congressional votes for its repeal and two Supreme Court decisions, Obama said the law is now “woven into the fabric of America” and won’t be unraveled.
Under the Affordable Care Act, over 16 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage. The uninsured rate has dropped dramatically and millions have access…
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