In his first remarks since the White House’s deadline for the improved HealthCare.gov, President Obama renewed his commitment to the law amid criticism for its initial launch. “My main message today is we’re not going back,” he said on Tuesday.
Citing a handful of anecdotal examples, the president highlighted some of the law’s positive effects by reading letters from beneficiaries and called on supporters to spread the word to family and friends of its benefits.
The president said that, having no alternative to health-care reform, Republicans should abandon efforts to scrap the law while he’s in office, although he would be willing to look at potential fixes to Obamacare. “If you’ve got good ideas, bring them to me — let’s go — but we’re not repealing it as long as I’m president,” he said.