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Obama, Bill Clinton To Promote Health Law Next Week

A week before new health insurance marketplaces open for enrollment, President Barack Obama will join former President Bill Clinton in New York to have "a conversation about the benefits and future of health care reform." An ABC analysis suggests they have a lot of work to do based on the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll showing that 62 percent of people say they lack the information to understand the law's changes.

The Washington Post: Obama, Bill Clinton To Tout Health Care Law In New York
For the second time this month, President Obama will enlist the previous Democratic occupant of the White House in his push to publicize the benefits of his landmark health care law. On Tuesday in New York, Obama will attend the Clinton Global Initiative hosted by former president Bill Clinton, where the two will engage in "a conversation about the benefits and future of health care reform in America and access to quality health care around the globe," White House press secretary Jay Carney said (Nakamura, 9/19).

ABC News: Obamacare Arrives 3 Years Later, Little Understood And Not Well-Liked
More than three years after Obamacare was signed into law and fewer than two weeks before its health insurance exchanges are to launch, many Americans don’t know a lot about the pending changes except this: They don’t much like them. Sixty-two percent in a new ABC News-Washington Post poll say they lack the information needed to understand the changes that will take effect as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. Barely one in 10, moreover, thinks the federal government, their state government or the health insurance industry is fully prepared to implement the law (Ergun, 9/20).

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