President to Spend Day Touting Benefits of Obamacare

The White House will spend the day highlighting individuals who have benefited from Obamacare in an attempt to build up support for his signature legislative achievement.

President Obama will meet today with 10 Americans who have written letters to him thanking him for the new law and sharing their experiences.

“From being able to get critical medication to finding affordable coverage to getting needed preventive care, their stories highlight the sweeping improvements made to our health care system — and how the law is working to help Americans get the care the they need,” the White House said in a statement.

The White House also said roughly 10 million people have gained health insurance coverage because of the law, contributing to the largest coverage gains in more than four decades and reducing the uninsured rate to at our near historic lows.

In addition, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against Americans with pre-existing conditions, charge higher premiums to women just because of their gender nor place lifetime limits on coverage.