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America Breaking News: Obama Extols Health Care Law Amid Public Doubts

Wochit 1:02 mins

Facing public doubts and embarrassing setbacks to his signature health care law, President Barack Obama stepped forward to extol the program's benefits, emphasizing that some Americans already are receiving insurance rebates and lower premiums. Detroit has become the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge permission to place the city into Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Army General Martin Dempsey, speaking to a Senate panel considering his nomination to a new two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said steep, across-the-board budget cuts have left American armed forces out of balance and less prepared to meet new security threats, a problem that can only worsen with new reductions on the horizon.

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