Affordable Care Act: President Obama’s Last Campaign
President Obama’s approval ratings took a severe dip following the messy debut of the government healthcare website — with disapproval at 51 percent and approval at 42 percent in the Gallup Daily‘s poll. Though his popularity may be suffering for it, the president is looking to get all the help he can in getting the country on board with the new health care legislation.
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama met with Affordable Care Act coalition partners and supporters to discuss the implementation of the act – hiccups and successes alike. Obama noted that, “A lot of us didn’t realize that passing the law was the easy part,” receiving laughter from those present — according to a White House press release. ”There’s been so much noise and so much misinformation that I think it’s important for us to step back and take a look at what’s already been accomplished — because a lot of times it doesn’t make the news. Controversies make news,” said Obama, but claimed that the benefits and positives are widely unknown.
“The insurance market now has the strongest consumer protections that this country has ever known. No more discriminating against kids with preexisting conditions. No more dropping your policy when you get sick. More than 100 million Americans have gotten free preventative care like mammograms and contraceptive care with no co-pays,” he said.