President Obama on Tuesday embarked on the difficult task of persuading Americans to reconsider his landmark health-care law after its botched launch, imploring people to sign up as part of a major push to publicize the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans immediately lampooned the effort -; coming more than three years after passage of the law and two months after its disastrous rollout -; and conservative activists vowed to wage a counterassault publicizing the law’s downsides (Goldfarb and Eilperin, 12/3). …read more