Obama: Obamacare Will Help ‘Young Person’ Trying ‘Many Different Jobs and Careers until You Find One That Suits You’

May 13, 2013 - 1:42 PM

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President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(CNSNews.com) – In an event on Friday at the White House to promote the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama said that the law will provide insurance for young people despite how many times they change jobs or even careers.

“If you’re a young person expecting to try many different jobs and careers until you find one that suits you, you’ll be able to buy insurance that goes with you, travels with you, that gives you the freedom to pursue whatever you want without the fear that illness or accident somehow derails your dreams,” Obama said.

The event was staged ahead of Mother’s Day to highlight how the new health care law, or Obamacare,” will help women by providing “preventative care,” including contraceptives, for free.

Obama spoke with a backdrop of a large group of women, whom he said had written him in support of Obamacare.

“Thanks to the women in this room and people all across the country, we worked really hard – and it’s now been more than three years since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, and I signed it into law,” Obama said.

Although women were the focus of the event, the Obama administration has launched a broader campaign because the “American people need to know about this law and what it means,” Obama said.

Obama went on to explain how the law, which is set to be fully implemented in January 2014, will allow people to buy “affordable” insurance when the insurance “marketplaces are up and running.”

He added that if the cost were too high for some people, the government would help them by offering tax incentives.

“So what does all this mean?” Obama said. “It means that if you lose your job, or you change your job, or you start that new business, you’ll still be able to purchase quality, affordable care that’s yours – and you'll have the security and peace of mind that comes with it.

“If you’re a young person expecting to try many different jobs and careers until you find one that suits you, you’ll be able to buy insurance that goes with you, travels with you, that gives you the freedom to pursue whatever you want without the fear that illness or accident somehow derails your dreams,” Obama said.

“So there’s a lot that this law is already doing for Americans with insurance, and there is a lot more that is going to happen for folks who don’t have insurance,” Obama said. “But we’ve still got a lot of work to do in the coming months to make sure more Americans can buy affordable coverage.”