(CBS News) On the eve of its fourth anniversary, the Affordable Care Act remains controversial, but Vice President Joe Biden on Friday predicted that the public will feel very differently about it in 20 years from now -- if all goes as planned.
"Twenty years from now everyone's going to wonder, 'What's the big deal? Doesn't every country do this?'" Biden said at a meeting of the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, D.C.
Before it gets to that point, though, Biden said the law needs to survive the current political pushback against the law. The Affordable Care Act is a major point of debate between Democrats and Republicans running for office this year.
Advertisement - story continues below