Obama returns to White House to announce a new provision of health law

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Joe Biden shakes hands with Barack Obama as Kamala Harris gazes.
Joe Biden shakes hands with Barack Obama as Kamala Harris gazes.Leah Millis (Reuters)

Barack Obama had not returned to the White House since leaving on January 20, 2017 to make way for Donald Trump, the winner of the presidential election. In the period in which Republicans exercised their mandate, the first black person to become president of the United States always stayed as far away from the controversial New York tycoon as possible. Trump denigrated Obama as much as he could during his eight years in power, even accusing him of not being born in America and therefore not qualified to be president.

This Tuesday, an Obama with white hair, aged but with the calmness that comes from not being on the valley floor every day, visits the White House to remember the Health Assistance Act (ACA, 12 years have passed). has done. Its abbreviation in English), is much better known than the derogatory name given to it by its opponents and has eventually been accepted as its own Obamacare.

Obama joked before turning a serious tone to applause from the room given to the former president and recalled that when this country is ready to do something, when its citizens come together in a common effort, great Goals are achieved.

“I love being back in the White House. It hasn’t happened in a long time,” the 60-year-old former president began. “I admit that I’ve heard that since I’ve been here, some changes have been made under the new president,” the Democrat continued. “Apparently the Secret Service now has to wear aviator sunglasses,” Obama joked, referring to the glasses that his former vice president usually wears.

The staging, along with the first female vice president and Obama’s weight man, acted for Joe Biden to sign a decree Tuesday with which he hopes to expand health coverage and reduce health insurance costs under the ACA. Huh. The purpose of the executive order is that the country’s 200,000 residents who previously could not benefit from Obamacare can access health coverage for the first time, and that another million people pay less in their monthly health insurance premiums. “The ACA has not only survived, but is very popular,” Obama said of perhaps his greatest political legacy.

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President Trump’s former black beast has faced more than 70 votes in Congress to destroy it, clear the funding or amend it. He has to face three challenges before the Supreme Court. And at least 14 of the 50 total states in the union refused to allow the law to be part of their health care systems for the most needy (Medicaid and Medicare). He turned 10 in the midst of a pandemic that brought the planet to its knees and is supported by over 42% of the population.

Obama is one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party. His presence in the White House comes as Biden continues to battle elections amid persistent inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the background, creating a worldwide domino effect.

Obama insisted, “Coming back here, even when it means putting on a tie, which I rarely do these days, gives me the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful people who live in this White House.” I work every day for this country. The US has no public health system and half the population has access to private health insurance because of their jobs, while the rest either have no coverage or contract it through the low-cost insurance market created under Obamacare. Is. That law currently allows more than 31 million people access to low-cost health coverage.

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