President Obama’s visit to Silicon Valley this week will include some policy as well as some politics.
Though the visit initially was known to include only two fundraisers Thursday in Palo Alto and Portola Valley to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, it turns out that President Obama will deliver a statement in San Jose on Friday morning about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for working Californians and all Americans, a White House official said today.
He’s expected to highlight the news that, despite dire predictions, early data on insurance competition and premiums in the Golden State shows “Obamacare” will produce affordable choices for Californians who plan to buy insurance this fall.
California has the nation’s biggest insurance market, and nearly 6 million uninsured, and so is a critical part of the effort to sign up Americans for insurance.
Details of when and where Obama will deliver this address have not been released yet.
UPDATE @ 3:02 P.M.: Read my more detailed story here.