Obama Weighs In: My Health Care Bill Made America Stronger

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Former President Barack Obama put out a statement hours before Congress is expected to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare that said his health care bill made America “stronger.”

The former president said Thursday that during his first term, Congress was able to pass health care reform after a “century of talk.” “We finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for everybody,” Obama added on the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

The president praised his legislation for providing coverage to millions more Americans and said that problems with the law, such as high premiums, would be fixed if “the law is properly administered.”

“So the reality is clear: America is stronger because of the Affordable Care Act,” Obama said. He went on to say he encourages changes to the American health care system, but they should “start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans.” (RELATED: New Poll Shows 76 Percent Of Americans Want Obamacare GONE)