The law, which is being challenged in several lawsuits, requires most Americans to have health insurance and bars insurers from denying coverage to people who are sick.

She also assured the group that the law would be repealed. “We will win this fight,” she said to a standing ovation. “Take it to the bank. Cash the check. It will be done.”

She touched on other issues, including abortion and marriage. She cited Census Bureau statistics reporting that fewer than half of U.S. households are now headed by a married couple of one man and one woman. “Marriage is under siege like no other time in history,” she said.

Bachmann, a favorite of Tea Party activists who helped fuel Republican gains in the 2010 elections, has said she intends to make clear later this month whether she will seek the presidency.

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