The U.S. sported a budget deficit of only $680 billion in the last fiscal year, according to data released Wednesday by the White House.
Obama said Wednesday that Americans on the individual market can keep their insurance plans, albeit at higher prices.
“She took responsibility for many of the problems that are evident with the website, but she also deserves credit for the other aspects of the Affordable Care Act implementation that have gone well,” said a spokesman for the president.
Republican Mitt Romney put himself back in the spotlight Wednesday by criticizing the Affordable Care Act just hours before President Obama visited Boston to promote the law.
The Health and Human Services Secretary said at first that she is ineligible for plans under the new law, but later changed her response.
The embattled Health and Human Services Secretary was grilled Wednesday by GOP lawmakers upset about the poor rollout of healthcare.gov.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was peppered Tuesday with questions about Obamacare and NSA surveillance programs.
“It is time for the President to ask the Secretary of Health and Human Services to resign,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
“I think we should have been more precise,” said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)