WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is suggesting a different kind of Christmas present for moms to give this year — a family discussion on health insurance.
The first lady joked it could be a new holiday tradition.
The president has enrolled her to help get young Americans to sign up for coverage. The couple spoke to moms in the Oval Office Wednesday.
Michelle Obama rarely gets involved in her husband's policy battles. But public opinion polls say she's a more popular advocate than her husband, and his signature law is facing a critical Dec. 23 deadline for consumers to select a plan.
The president told the moms they have powerful credibility to help their children make health care decisions. But he suggested they also get their children another Christmas present.