Addressing a convention of healthcare reform activists in Washington today, Obama promoted the historic healthcare reform law he signed last year.
He said it reins in the powerful health insurance industry with tough new consumer protections.
Obama said he is willing to work with Congress to make the law better but rejected Republican moves to repeal the law.
The Republican-controlled House recently voted for repeal.
The legislative maneuver will likely go nowhere in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats.
Obama argued that rhetoric from critics does not match reality.
He rejected Republican claims that healthcare reform will grow the soaring federal deficit, saying it is structured to actually reduce the defici.t
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