WASHINGTON — A defiant President Barack Obama says he'll defend his new health care law against a Republican campaign to repeal it.
Obama told a White House audience Tuesday: "We're not going back." Speaking at an event marking 90 days since he signed the law, the president said. "I refuse to go back. And so do countless Americans..."
The administration also unveiled regulations carrying out a series of new consumer protections in the law. The so-called 'patient bill of rights' includes a prohibition on denying coverage to children because of pre-existing medical problems.
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said it's not a bill of rights, but "a bill of goods that the American people aren't buying."