Obama administration highlights R.I. health care improvements in defense of Affordable Care Act

THE WHITE HOUSE released figures Thursday illustrating how the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has impacted Rhode Island, in an attempt to prove that a repeal of the health-care reform law could have damaging local effects. According to the White House statement, Republicans in Congress have tried and failed to repeal the health-care reform law more than 40 times. / BLOOMBERG PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS
THE WHITE HOUSE released figures Thursday illustrating how the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has impacted Rhode Island, in an attempt to prove that a repeal of the health-care reform law could have damaging local effects. According to the White House statement, Republicans in Congress have tried and failed to repeal the health-care reform law more than 40 times. / BLOOMBERG PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS
PROVIDENCE – In response to continued criticism of Obamacare by Republican members of Congress, the White House released figures Thursday for each state, including Rhode Island, illustrating the effect that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have locally. The statement by the Obama administration underscored the various forms of health care assistance that…

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