The couple of mentions the President did make of his signature
health reform policy were only to raise points about regulation and
OBAMA: "I will not go
back to the days when health insurance companies had unchecked
power to cancel your policy, deny your coverage, or charge women
differently than men."
California health advocate
Anthony Wright of Health Access says talk of economic security must
include health care.
WRIGHT: "If the president
is talking about this as a make or break moment for the middle
class, one of the key components of that is people having financial
security that comes with health
Wright says the Affordable
Care Act made considerable progress in California last
Hundreds of thousands of low
income, young adults, and people with pre-existing conditions now
have access to care they didn't have before.