Obama aims to shore up health law as 2nd-year deadline nears

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to shore up support for his health care law by putting its beneficiaries on display at the White House.

The White House says Obama will meet Tuesday with 10 Americans from across the country who wrote him letters about how they benefited from the Affordable Care Act. Obama plans to speak and hold a photo-op with them in the Roosevelt Room.

The invitation comes at an important time for “Obamacare,” for two reasons. Open enrollment through insurance exchanges closes on Feb. 15 for 2015 – the second year the exchanges are open. And Republicans are pursuing a fresh attempt to repeal Obama’s law now that they fully control Congress.

A repeal bill faces a House vote Tuesday. Obama threatened to veto that bill Monday.


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