It turns out that President Obama talked about his health care law quite a bit during a bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
"I make no apologies for it," Obama told backers in Pittsburgh, Pa.
analysts had wondered how much Obama would talk about health care on
the stump this election year, given the fact that the law still doesn't
poll very well.
But Obama mentioned it frequently as he rolled
through the pivotal states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, taking something of
a victory lap a week after the Supreme Court upheld the historic
"Yes, I believe that we should have a health care
system that works for middle-class families," Obama said in Parma, Ohio.
"And I couldn't be prouder of the work that we have done in getting
this health care law passed."
Of course, Obama would have to talk about health care in any event.
the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, GOP presidential candidate Mitt
Romney and other Republicans have vowed to make repeal of the health
care law a major part of their campaigns.
In a Republican
radio address, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., said that "the health
care law -- which carries an astronomical price tag and a mess of
regulations, taxes and fees -- fosters a climate of uncertainty and
instability throughout our economy."