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Obama: People Just 'Don't Realize They've Received Benefits' from Obamacare

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | April 2, 2014 | 12:07 PM EDT

The healthcare law "is doing what it's supposed to do. It's working, it's helping people from coast-to-coast," - people just don't know it - Pres. Obama said yesterday at the White House.

Declining to address the numerous hurdles the law has faced, including the failed healthcare.gov launch, families across the country who've lost coverage, numerous moved deadlines, and his own "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" broken promise, President Obama instead addressed straw-men opponents of the law by suggesting that they don't want others to have health insurance:

"The lengths to which critics have gone to scare people or undermine the law or try to repeal the law, without offering any plausible alternative, so hard to understand. I got to admit, I don't get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance?"

One wonders if Obama agrees with Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) that all "horror stories being told" about Obamacare are "all untrue."

Instead, the president claimed that families are simply ignorant of the benefits they're receiving from Obamacare:

"Because of this law, a whole lot of families won't be driven into bankruptcy by a serious illness, because the Affordable Care Act prevents your insurer from placing dollar limits on the coverage they provide. These are all benefits that have been taking place for a whole lot of families out there, many who don't realize that they've received these benefits."

There's a long list of families who do realize they've lost coverage thanks to the law, but Obama has nothing to say to them.

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