Obama to travel to Texas to thank Affordable Care Act volunteers

Jake Harris Contributor
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President Barack Obama will travel to Texas Wednesday to thank volunteers for raising awareness about the Affordable Care Act.

Obama will visit the Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, one of the most uninsured cities in America, to show his thanks to grassroots volunteers. According to White House Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas, 670,000 people, or 28 percent of the population of Dallas, is uninsured.

After meeting with the volunteers, Obama will then attend two fundraisers, the main reason behind his trip, CBS DFW reports.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Tuesday that he thinks Obama’s visit will be a “shot in the arm” for Affordable Care Act supporters and that it will help in some ways for more dialogue about the reform law with the state’s Republican leaders.

“This isn’t about politics, this is about doing what’s best for Texas and for Texans,” Jenkins said.