‘I love nuns’: Obama appeals to religious allies as his landmark health care law awaits Supreme Court decision

by Michelle Boorstein | The Washington Post  |  published on June 9, 2015

Facing a Supreme Court decision that could dismantle a substantive chunk of his landmark health care law, whom did President Obama choose to appear with Tuesday to talk about the law? A nun.

Obama’s decision to give one of his biggest recent speeches about the Affordable Care Act at the Catholic Health Association, led by chief executive Sister Carol Keehan, is of course a way of showcasing prominent religious support for a law that has many faith-based critics. Keehan heads the nation’s largest group of nonprofit health care providers.

On Tuesday, Obama said the ACA would not have happened “had it not been” for Keehan. “And it’s true, I just love nuns, generally,” he said, “I’m just saying.”

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