President Biden Commemorates 13th Anniversary of ACA, Vows to Continue Expanding Affordable Healthcare Access


President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2023, celebrating the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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President Biden is marking the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

“All Americans deserve a peace of mind that if an illness strikes, an accident occurs, you can get the care you need,” Biden said.

He referred to the bill, signed by then-President Barack Obama, as the most significant health care legislation since the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid. Biden’s current focus is on expanding the law to provide more affordable insurance and reduced drug costs for Americans.

“Getting more people affordable insurance, lowering prescription drug prices, giving families more breathing room.”

He also called out so-called MAGA Republicans who he said want to dismantle the law that saves lives.

“They’re trying to undo the Affordable Care Act ever since I started. They voted to repeal or weaken the act 50 times in the first five years it existed.”

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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