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His campaign website touts endorsements from groups of farmers, firefighters and carpenters in Iowa, and says he first ran in 2006 “to stand up for middle class families who didn’t have a voice in Washington.”
While Republicans see pro-Obamacare sentiments as a liability, the president said staunch opposition to a law on the books is not what Americans deserve.
“A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me,” Mr. Obama said. “But they’d just be sticking it to you Some even say that if you call their office with questions about the law, they’ll refuse to help. Call me old-fashioned — but that’s lousy constituent service.”
He said states like California, New York, Colorado and Maryland are revealing the true potential of his law, because they embraced it from the start.
“So I’m going to keep doing everything in my power to make sure this law works as it’s supposed to,” he said. “Because in the United States of America, health insurance isn’t a privilege — it is your right. And we’re going to keep it that way.”
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