After last week’s meeting on the U.S. economy in the backyard of the Nicholas/Armstrong family’s home in Fairfax, Virginia, President Obama visited another local backyard this week. This time he went to a city called Falls Church, and met with citizens at the home of the Brayshaw family to discuss healthcare.
The President said, “And what I said to myself and what I said to my team was even as we were dealing with this big crisis — immediate crisis with respect to the economy, we’ve got to start doing something to make sure that ordinary folks who are feeling insecure because of health care costs, that they get some relief.”
After speaking about some of the new rules and protections that went into effect on Thursday under the Affordable Care Act, the President listened to stories of Americans who have benefited from the healthcare law.
You can read the full transcript of the meeting on the White House’s website.