Obama on Obamacare: This Law is Working

Posted: Dec 03, 2013 3:26 PM

Speaking from the White House Tuesday afternoon while flanked by people who have "benefited" from Obamacare, President Obama said his signature piece of legislation is working. The speech was part of a new public relations campaign to try and salvage what's left of the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

"About a half million people are poised to gain health care coverage...and that number...will keep on growing," Obama said while ignoring the more than five million people who have lost their health insurance thanks to Obamacare. "This law is working and will work into the future.”

President Obama also asked for the help of the American people watching to "spread the news" about the healthcare law so more people can get signed up.

"I need you to spread the word about this law, about its benefits...and how folks can sign up," Obama said.

Yesterday during the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney said the administration didn't need to advertise or campaign for the law.

"I’ll work with anyone to implement and improve this law, but we’re not repealing it," Obama said. "We aren't going back."

The President finished his speech without taking any questions from the press.

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