President Barack Obama on Wednesday touted the success of the Massachusetts health care law that served as a blueprint for the Affordable Care Act, highlighting how the Bay State plan overcame a troubled start in an effort to assure the public that his law can do the same.
Obama delivered the speech in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, where in 2006 then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signed into law the commonwealth’s universal health insurance program.
“Health care reform in this state was a success, that doesn’t mean it worked right away. There were problems that needed to be solved,” Obama said.