Obama’s Health Care starts to save lives, but Republicans pledge to dismantle it.

President Barack Obama was back defending his historic health care reforms Wednesday, as key elements of the important law came into effect despite Republican pledges to dismantle the new system. The legislation was helping end the “horrendous” vulnerability of millions of uninsured Americans who had been denied coverage, unfairly dropped from company plans, or were simply unable to afford insurance, Obama said. Health care reform was “the most important patients bill of rights that we’ve ever seen in our history,” Obama told a backyard meeting of residents in the town of Falls Church, Virginia. Insurance companies can no longer drop clients once they become ill, impose a lifetime limit on how much they will pay out to a client, or refuse coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. But Republicans have vowed to repeal the reforms. Obama vowed to fight back, and pointed out that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said the measure will save taxpayers mountains of cash at a time of steep deficits. “Why would you want to repeal something that the CBO says will save us a trillion dollars, if you’re serious about the deficit?” Obama told his handpicked audience at a local home. “It doesn’t make sense. It makes sense in terms of politics and polls, it doesn’t make sense in terms of actually making people’s life better.” The White House, in a statement hours earlier, said the Patient’s Bill of Rights put “an end to some of the worst insurance company abuses, and
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