Obama Makes Plea for Americans to End Battles, Sign Up

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night touted the results of his 2010 healthcare overhaul and urged every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by the end of March.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night touted the results of his 2010 healthcare overhaul and urged every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by the end of March.

That was the president's key healthcare message as he gave his first State of the Union address since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's coverage options kicked in for millions of Americans earlier this month. As policy experts predicted, Obama focused primarily on the economy and jobs in his speech. But even though launch of the insurance exchanges has been deeply embarrassing for the president, he could hardly pass up the opportunity to publicize it as the administration works to enroll millions of Americans in new coverage.

Shying away from any mention of problems with HealthCare.gov and canceled insurance plans, the president promoted the benefits of his signature piece of domestic policy legislation.

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Source: Modern Healthcare