Washington Monthly / By Paul Glastris and Ryan Cooper and Siyu Hu
Top 50 Things Accomplished by President Barack Obama
A look back at Obama's first term.
April 4, 2012 |
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.