Obama to Talk Obamacare, Economy

    U.S. President Barack Obama waves after speaking about the Affordable Care Act at the White House in Washington December 3, 2013. President Barack Obama's chief of staff said on Tuesday that more than 1 million new visitors had checked out the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new reforms.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) - RTX162I3

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    President Obama will link the Affordable Care Act to better economic stability for all Americans in a speech Wednesday in one of Washington, D.C.’s most hard-hit neighborhoods. Obama will focus on the link between government programs and economic benefits in a town-hall-style meeting in Anacostia, in southeast D.C. The White House said Obama will “provide a window into where the president will focus his energies over the next three years.” His speech is expected to mention the efforts of three Republican giants: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower. Obama defended the Affordable Care Act Tuesday at an event at the White House, in a preview of Wednesday’s speech.

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