As some conservatives in Congress threaten to shut the government down over funding Obamacare, President Obama this morning made one of his final pitches for his signature health care reform law.
"If you got health insurance, you're getting better protections, better benefits," Obama said in a speech at Prince George's Community College in Maryland. "If you don't have health insurance, you're now going to part of a group plan. And health care costs overall are rising much more slowly than they did before we signed the law. So far so good. So what's all the fuss about?"
Next week federal and state-run health care exchanges will begin to enroll self-insured or uninsured people in health plans.
- Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR.
This segment aired on September 26, 2013.