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Paid Sick Leave, Precision Medicine Initiative, And Obamacare: What Pres. Obama Said About Health Care In His 2015 State Of The Union Address
Medical Daily

“I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them,” President Barack Obama said confidently amid sarcastic applause, as his hour-long State of the Union address drew near its conclusion on Tuesday.

Obama’s annual address was full of reflections on his successes as a president, as well as goals for the coming year. He noted lower gas prices, a steady drop in the unemployment rate, and a rise in graduation rates across the United States as positive outcomes for the Obama administration. Also included in his address were calls for childcare reform, making college “as free and universal in America as high school is today,” and a renewed resolve to shut down the controversy-ridden prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Since his election in 2008, Obama has remained passionate about health care reform. The Affordable Care Act, now more commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” was enacted in 2010, but 2014 was the first year the key provisions of the legislation were implemented. Enrollment in Obamacare marketplaces got off to a rocky start, leaving Republicans and Democrats alike looking to the White House for solutions.

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