California Healthline: Obama Touts ACA in SOTU, While GOP Response Criticizes Law

President Obama touted the Affordable Care Act in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, while calling on Republican lawmakers to offer “specific plans” to cut health care costs, Modern Healthcarereports.

In his speech, which focused primarily on jobs and the economy, Obama spent some time highlighting various ACA success stories, including personal anecdotes from those who have avoided financial difficulties by gaining coverage. He also plugged the law’s ban on pre-existing conditions and young adults’ ability to stay on their parents’ coverage until age 26 (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 1/28).

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