Despite numerous Republican threats and challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the president’s landmark health bill survived 2015. In June, the Supreme Court even upheld a major part of the Obamacare legislation, ruling in a 6-3 decision that the federal government can give out subsidies to its consumers in all states, no matter whether they signed up through the federal or state-based exchange.
“The rate of the uninsured in America dropped below 10 percent for the first time ever,” Mr. Obama said in his video. “In all, 17.6 million people and climbing have gained coverage as the Affordable Care Act has taken effect.”
Just this month, the White House extended the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the ACA by two days because of “unprecedented demand.”