President Obama highlighted this provision of the law Thursday morning in a speech at the White House, and he injected a little bit of politics in light of the votes Wednesday in the Republican House to dismantle parts of the law.
"[Y]esterday, despite all the evidence that the law is working the way it was supposed to for middle-class Americans, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted—for nearly the 40th time—to dismantle it. We've got a lot of problems in this country, and there's a lot of work that Congress needs to do: get a farm bill passed, get immigration reform done, make sure we’ve got a budget in place that invests in our children and our future. And yet, instead we're refighting these old battles. Sometimes I just try to figure out why. Maybe they think it's good politics. But part of our job here is not to always think about politics. Part of our job here is to sometimes think about getting work done on behalf of the American people, on behalf of the middle class and those who are striving to get into the middle class.Why the GOP won't give up on Obamacare, in part, is because they want to distract from the positive news like this: that the law is actually working for people, that it might just be good for the public, and might just save them money, along with making sure there will be access to health insurance for millions. But these rebate checks will make it just that much harder for the GOP to continue make it's case against the law.