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The selling of Obamacare: President uses rebates to get public behind law
San Francisco Business Times

The day after the House once again voted to slam the brakes on health care reform, President Barack Obama made a sales pitch for his signature legislative accomplishment at the White House. He was joined by Morgan Theriot, a self-employed human resources consultant from Silver Spring, Md., who talked about getting a $257 rebate check from her insurance company last year. Theriot was one of 13 million Americans who got rebates last year thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of their customers’ premiums on health care.