Much of his speech took on a campaign rally feel, as he focused his energy on reminding people how dismal the insurance market had been before the ACA passed and made minimum federal standards for coverage. Pointing to insurance companies, Obama said, "They can't use allergies, or pregnancy or a sports injury or the fact that you're a woman to charge you more."
"We are just going to keep on working on it and grind it out – just like you did here in Massachusetts," he said. "The point is, we may have political disagreements . We do. Deep ones. But the people who elect us to serve, they shouldn't pay the price for those disagreements. We are in this together and we are going to see it through."