Obama: MLK would have backed ‘Obamacare’

Obama: MLK would have backed ‘Obamacare’

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Would Martin Luther King Jr. support “Obamacare?” The president believes so.

Appearing on the Tom Joyner Morning Show Tuesday, President Barack Obama says the iconic civil rights leader would have backed the Affordable Care Act.

“Oh, he would like that … because I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege; it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to,” Obama explained.

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Obama says the key to the Affordable Care Act is “going to be just signing folks up.”

“We’re really counting on everybody out there to get informed,” Obama said. “If you know what it’s about and you screen out all the misinformation, you’ll discover this is something that really is going to help millions of people.”

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