Obama receives letter from Washington state woman about Affordable Care Act

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 3:04 PM

During a speech at the White House Rose Garden on Monday morning, President Barack Obama told the public about at a letter that he received from a woman from Washington state, detailing the successful impact the Affordable Care Act has had on her.

Jessica Sanford of Washington wrote to Obama, explaining how the ACA helped her and her son, who has ADHD. 

"I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed, and I haven't had insurance for 15 years because it's too expensive," wrote Sanford.

Obama went on to explain how Americans like Sanford can now get health coverage for $169 a month, after her son's medication alone would have previously been $250 by itself.

"I was crying the other day when I signed up, so much stress lifted," wrote Sanford.

Although Obama explained the successes of the ACA for people like Sanford, he was critical of the sign-up issues that have marred its rollout. He said that there were "no excuses" for the computer problems that have plauged federally run websites so far.

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