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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 — the House passed two more symbolic anti-ObamaCare bills on Wednesday — and focus on communicating what the law actually does.

The administration has chosen to focus on one of the most politically popular elements of the law — a provision that restricts insurance companies' profits and requires them to pay rebates if they spend too much money on profit and administrative expenses.

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