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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Affordable Care Act Continues To Divide Obama, Lawmakers

President Barack Obama stands with families who benefited from the health care law provision that provides consumers with a refund if their insurance company doesn’t spend the majority of premium dollars on medical care as he speaks about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

President Barack Obama stands with families who benefited from the health care law provision that provides consumers with a refund if their insurance company doesn’t spend the majority of premium dollars on medical care as he speaks about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

A day after House lawmakers voted for delays in implementing health care reform, President Obama today made a push for his Affordable Care Act, claiming that consumers will see rebates averaging around $100 from health insurance companies under the ACA.

House lawmakers voted largely on party lines yesterday to delay when individuals must have health insurance.

They also affirmed an Obama administration decision to delay when larger employers must offer health coverage to their workers.

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