Michelle Obama praises husband's 'historic reform'
June 28th, 2012
04:51 PM ET
11 years ago

Michelle Obama praises husband's 'historic reform'

(CNN) - Stumping for President Barack Obama on the campaign trail Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama added one more item to the list of accomplishments she normally boasts when talking about her husband.

"When it comes to healthcare, please, please tell people about the historic reform this president passed," she said, referring the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the health care reform law passed in 2010.

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Her remarks came at a fund-raising event at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, where she cooked up support for her husband's re-election campaign as the Tennessee summer heat neared 100 degrees on Thursday.

"Because of this reform, help them understand that insurance companies will have to cover preventative care for things like contraception, cancer screening, prenatal care," she said, according to pool reports.

She also mentioned the measure's provision that makes it illegal for insurance companies to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions.

Her comments follow those of her husband, who gave an address from the East Room of the White House hours earlier.

"Whatever the politics, today's decision was a victory for people all over this country whose laws will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it," he said.

Also Thursday, Michelle Obama gave a speech at the African Methodist Episcopal Church conference in Nashville.

Also see:

Obama campaign to opponents: Move past health care fight

Fund-raising flurry after Supreme Court ruling

Romney reacts to health care ruling, renews repeal pledge

Obama: Supreme Court decision is a 'victory'

Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Michelle Obama • Supreme Court • Tennessee
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. i want a mega rich Mormon who hidvilvies money overseas, and a master tax evader as president

    The gop is mad!!! I don't want to be a gop kid right now.

    June 28, 2012 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  2. Walt

    Go First Lady Michele! Eat your heart out faux enraged Ann, or get back to your horse ballet sessions.

    June 28, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  3. Fact

    Obama Cares!

    June 29, 2012 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  4. Fact

    Obama Cares! It's proven.

    June 29, 2012 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  5. Marie MD

    I have to first make a comment about that great dress!!!
    It's time that the scotus rules as the law of the Nation NOT their party affiliations.

    June 29, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  6. The GOP needs to pack up and leave


    Keep the GOP away from elected office so this country can become great again. All the GOP want to do is tear Americans down.

    June 29, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
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