WASHINGTON – President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday afternoon about the government shutdown and also spoke on the beginning of Obamacare.
He urged House Republicans to reopen the government and stop holding the country hostage over ideological differences.
President Obama said that he is willing to work with both parties to get Americans who have been furloughed back to work.
The president claimed that this latest shutdown has nothing to do with the deficit.
Obama said, “Our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 50 years.”
He also supported the Affordable Health Care Act, saying that now all Americans will be able to qualify and pay for health insurance.
The president also said most uninsured Americans will find that they will be able to be covered for $100 or less a month.
He also stressed that just having health insurance can make a life-changing difference.
He said, “If you get cancer, you are 70 percent more likely to live another 5 years if you have insurance.”
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