The president is aiming to protect his landmark domestic achievement from attempts to undermine it.
The president sought to frame his signature legislative achievement as a success in the face of GOP attacks.
The veteran Iowa senator has a less-than-glowing review of the Affordable Care Act, and is suggesting that Democrats should have considered scrapping the bill altogether.
The Gallup survey shows that only 37 percent of Americans approve of the law, while 56 percent say they disapprove.
This isn't the health care adviser's first brush with inconvenient video.
It's hit a six-year low, according to Gallup.
Opinions are firm.
President Obama announced that the number of people signed up under the health-care law has reached 8 million.
About 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new state and federal marketplaces.
The website "is now functional for most citizens," he said.