Obama sought to downplay the implementation challenges still facing the administration as it hurries to have new insurance exchanges up and running by October.
Although Obama was correct that exchanges will only serve a small part of the population, they are the centerpiece of the law's effort to provide new, affordable coverage options to millions of uninsured Americans. And setting them up is a massive undertaking.
Obama acknowledged at a news conference Tuesday that there will be "glitches and bumps" as the law moves forward, but said those setbacks are part of any government program.
The Republican National Committee also circulated Obama's comments, calling them "an interesting perspective from President Obama on what’s in store for Americans with the implementation of Obamacare."