Obama: Affordable Care Act Is Here to Stay

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Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama comments on how the government shutdown does not stop today’s implementation and availability of the Affordable Care Act in a statement from the White House Rose Garden.

The affordable care act is a law that passed the house, senate, supreme court ruled it constitutional.

It was a central issue in last year's election.

It is settled, and it is here to stay.

And because of its funding sources, it is not impacted by a government shutdown.

These americans are here with me today because, even though the government is closed, a big part of the affordable care act is now open for business.

For them and millions like them, this is a historic day for good reason.

It has been a long time coming, but today, americans who have been forced to go without insurance can now visit healthcare.gov & up.

Over the next six months people will have the opportunity to get affordable coverage that they desperately need.

Of course, if you are one of the 85% of americans who already have health insurance, you do not need to do anything.

You are already benefiting from new benefits and protections that have been put in place for some time under this law.

But for the 15% of americans that do not have health insurance, this opportunity is life-changing.

Let me tell folks a few stories that are represented here today.

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