President Obama defended his controversial healthcare law in a speech to disabled veterans on Saturday.
“No one’s taking away your benefits,” Obama said to cheers during a speech at the Disabled American Veteran National Convention in Orlando, Fla. “We’re making it better.”
The comments came during a speech designed to spotlight the Obama administration’s efforts to improve conditions for members of the military who were injured in combat.
Obama has tried in recent weeks to reframe debate about his signature healthcare law, which Republicans are still targeting for repeal three years after its initial passage. Critical pieces of the healthcare law are scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1, causing both parties to seek to define the measure for voters ahead of next year’s midterm elections.