President Obama calls health care law a success

By WEEK Reporter

President Obama calls health care law a success

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 9:53 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than seven million Americans signed up for health care plans on the Federal exchanges.

President Obama defended the law and called out its opponents during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

The president said the health care law has made the system better... expanding insurance, reducing the growth costs and offering greater consumer protection.

He acknowledged the bumps in the road, but says the law is here to stay.

"You know, in the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security," President Barack Obama said. "Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America's progress or our people. And that's what the Affordable Care Act represents."

It is still not known how many of those who signed up for plans did not previously have health insurance.

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