The Obama for America campaign is embracing the Affordable Care Act with an interactive feature reminding people of what the Affordable Care Act does (and doesn't) do in changing their health care insurance options.
(Click on the image to use the interactive feature at OFA's Web site.)
In particular, OFA is reaching out to women, including this statement on their main ACA page:
20.4 million women with private insurance now can get free preventive care. That means they can get life-saving cancer screenings like mammograms and can have their contraception covered without paying a co-pay or deductible. They’re living healthier lives while saving money at the same time.
That preventive care, of course, includes free birth control for women who need it, who have changed plans or enrolled in new ones since March 2010, when the law went into effect. Given the popularity of that provision of the law
it's a smart thing to focus on.
But it's also good to see the campaign highlighting what works with the ACA and putting the talking points out there. With Mitt Romney the likely Republican nominee, focusing on this program that was essentially borrowed from Romneycare does two things: It highlights the good stuff the law does, and it keeps the law front and center, which helps remind the Republican base of their irrational hatred of the law, and subsequent distrust of Romney.
It's also, though, important for the administration to fight back against the zombie lies Mitt Romney (and all the Republicans) is spewing about the law.