“And, I know there are a lot of moms out there who often go without the care they need, or the checkups they know they should get because they’re worrying about that co-pay that has to go to gas or to groceries or to the new soccer uniform instead. …So, we decided that needed to change. In a country as wealthy as this one, there was no reason why a family’s security should be determined by the chance of an illness or an accident. We decided to do something about it.”
Obama went on later to say that pregnancy will not be considered a “pre-existing condition” under the Act, which was undoubtedly the best part of his speech.