I can't get the Youtube to start at the precise point, which is something Kinja will sometimes properly do, but if you go to 21sec past the 1hr and 18min mark in the President's press conference, you'll find the line he's draw to protect health care reform.
From the email last night:
"About eighty per cent of Americans are more or less left alone by the health-care act—largely people who have health insurance through their employers. About fourteen per cent of Americans are clear winners: they are currently uninsured and will have access to an affordable insurance policy under the A.C.A."
While playing with the Kaiser Foundation poll widget Chris Cilliza used this afternoon to illustrate the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act with the Republican base (embedded below), I'm struck by the fact that Obamacare isn't more popular among the uninsured.
Language defunding the Affordable Care Act has passed the U.S. House attached to a bill which would keep the government operational beyond Tuesday morning. It is not expected to pass the Senate. Pretend your congressperson is a nameless, faceless nobody with no beliefs of their own. What would you tell them to do?
Jim DeMint's Heritage Foundation is trying to cajole one hundred Republican members of Congress into signing a letter asking Speaker Boehner to resist any spending bills which would fund implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Thus far, 80 members have signed.