President Obama discussed the Affordable Care Act in tonight’s State of the Union address.

Because of health care reform, he said that more than 3 million Americans under 26 have coverage under their parents’ plans. He relayed that more than 9 million Americans have signed up for either private health insurance or Medicaid coverage.


TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address


The president said that ObamaCare means that nobody can be dropped or denied coverage for a preexisting condition or charged more for being a woman.

“Now, I don’t expect to convince my Republican friends on the merits of this law,” he quipped. “But I know that the American people aren’t interested in refighting old battles.  So again, if you have specific plans to cut costs, cover more people, and increase choice – tell America what you’d do differently.  Let’s see if the numbers add up.”

The president asked Americans to reach out to uninsured friends and family and help them get covered by March 31.