Obama to give health-care speech Friday pegged to Mother’s Day

As his administration moves ahead in implementing his health-care overhaul, President Obama plans to deliver a speech Friday afternoon about how the Affordable Care Act will benefit women and their families.

The White House event, pegged to Mother’s Day on Sunday, will feature women and families who already are experiencing the new health-care law.

“The ACA has stopped insurance companies from denying coverage for kids, helped women gain access to preventative services like mammograms and birth control, and helped 3.1 million kids get on their parents health insurance,” a White House official said in an e-mail to reporters Thursday previewing the event.

Obama’s advisers said earlier in the week that the president would focus his message on mothers because he hopes they will help persuade their adult children to sigh up for health insurance this fall.

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