Desperate WH Pleads with Supreme Court to Spare Obamacare on ‘Moral’ Grounds

Four words in the law could unravel Obamacare in the Supreme Court. So President Barack Obama is marshaling his own numbers — and an unusual moral weight — to stress the achievements of his health overhaul law.

Addressing the Catholic Health Association on Tuesday, Obama spoke about the 100 years it’s taken to reform health care in the United States, and the millions of people Obamacare has helped over its five years of implementation.

“This is now part of the fabric of how we care for one another,” Obama said. “This is health care in America.”

Peppered with religious and historical references, Obama’s speech was part victory lap and part plea: an assertion of the law’s success, even as the courts and the Republican-controlled Congress threaten to dismantle the overhaul.

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