"The American people aren't interested in refighting old battles," Obama said. "Let's not have another 40-something votes to repeal a law that's already helping millions of Americans. The first 40 were plenty. We all owe it to the American people to say what we're for, not just what we're against."
This was of course a response to Republicans and their continuous efforts to repeal Obama's health care law. Obamacare did not get off to a good start when it first launched, especially since the majority of people that tried to sign up for the program could not register. Poor planning and execution by the creators of the website caused a delay for many people to obtain much-needed coverage. This caused a big ruckus in Washington, as well as negative feedback for the Obama administration.
The good thing that has come from Obamacare -- which Obama reminded people during his address to the country -- is that no one with a pre-existing condition can be denied coverage through the program. Anyone that has a life-threatening illness, or who cannot afford health coverage elsewhere, can find Obamacare helpful for their finances. One trip to the emergency room costs thousands of dollars, and regular doctor visits are much more than that. One key takeaway from the speech: although Obamacare got off to a shaky start, it has and can help many people who could not otherwise afford health coverage receive medical attention.
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