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Obama: Health law has now been ‘woven into the fabric of America’
Washington Post

In a speech today before the Catholic Health Association in Washington, President Obama didn’t directly mention the Supreme Court case that could gut subsidies for millions of people in three dozen states on the federal exchange. But he telegraphed the political argument he and Democrats will make in the aftermath of such a Court ruling.

In his speech, Obama made a moral case for the goal of universal health care; an ideological case that government-sponsored health insurance enhances economic opportunity and mobility without setting back American freedom; and a substantive case that the Affordable Care Act is working better than expected. He rattled off a number of anecdotes of people who now have better lives, thanks to the law. But perhaps the most important part of the speech was this one: