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WATCH LIVE: Obama touts healthcare law's savings

The appearance will be Obama's third public address this year on the Affordable Care Act. It comes amid a long-scheduled summer push to improve public perceptions of the healthcare law, but also as the White House seeks to get back on offense following two weeks of bad publicity over its decision to delay part of the law.

Senior administration officials characterized Thursday's speech as a chance to cut through the "abstraction" of the political debate surrounding the healthcare law