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President Barack Obama Visits With Texas Families Helped By The Affordable Care Act

by: Katherine Haenschen

Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 03:30 PM CDT

When President Obama was in Austin recently for the Civil Rights Summit, he spent time speaking with Texas families who had received health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. These families had previously written the President about how the ACA had helped their lives.

"You saved our son's life," stated a clearly emotional man whose son was able to stay on his policy through age 26 thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

A video of the gathering was posted on the White House YouTube channel as part of their "Letters to the President" series.

The video is a poignant reminder of how much President Obama actually cares about providing regular American folks with health insurance, and the tangible benefits people have received from quality, affordable coverage.

Watch it below the jump and hear what President Obama had to say about the Texas legislature.


President Obama did not mince words about why one million Texans remain uninsured:

"We've got a million people in Texas right now, who, under the law could be getting healthcare, many of whom are in the same situations all of you were in, but probably have even less resources to rely on. And the only reason they're not getting it right now is because the Legislature and the Governor failed to act. "

The Republican-dominated Legislature refused to allow the Medicaid expansion that would have permitted up to 1.2 million low-income Texans to access federal health care.

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