Obama On Obamacare Anniversary: ‘We’ve Made Our Share Of Mistakes’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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During a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama noted that “we’ve made our share of mistakes” when it came to the law. (VIDEO: Former Obama Official: ‘Mistakes Were Made. Presidents Make Mistakes.’)

“[H]ealth reform is really hard,” Obama said, “and the people here who are in the trenches know that. Good people from both parties have tried and failed to get it done for 100 years, because every public policy has some trade-offs, especially when it affects one-sixth of the American economy and applies to the very personal needs of every individual American.”

“And we’ve made our share of mistakes since we passed this law,” he admitted. “But we also know beyond a shred of a doubt that the policy has worked. Coverage is up. Cost growth is at a historic low. Deficits have been slashed.  Lives have been saved.”

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