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Obama to Defend Healthcare Law in Speech Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling
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President Obama will use emotion to appeal to Catholic healthcare professionals in a speech about the future of American health care on Tuesday, as the future of his signature health law hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court. In a speech before the Catholic Health Association’s annual assembly on Tuesday, Obama will tout numbers to support the controversial law, including Gallup’s estimate that the uninsured rate has fallen from 17.1% in 2013 to 11.9% in 2015 and that one in four uninsured Americans has gained coverage under the law.