November 19, 2013
President Obama tried to rally his most loyal supporters to continue talking up the new health care law over the holidays, urging them to fight against “misinformation” and not let “naysayers” and “setbacks” get them down.
“There’s been a lot of misinformation out there and problems with the website that have fed a lot of this misinformation,” Obama told supporters on a conference call facilitated by Organizing for Action (OFA), the nonprofit group that sprung from his presidential campaign committee.
“But because of you the insurance market has the strongest consumer protections the world has ever known,” he continued, noting that young people are allowed to stay on their parents’ plans, hundreds of thousands of people are getting free mammograms and young people who don’t currently have insurance are able to obtain it for the “cost of a cell phone or cable bill”
OFA organizers said nearly 200,000 people had joined the call. Obama and the organizers asked everyone listening in to help them push forward with a new initiative called “Health Care for the Holidays” in which they encouraged the supporters to talk to uninsured relatives or those doubting the merits of the law over the dinner table and at holiday parties over the next month and a half.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:26 am