5 New Things About President Obama

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  • He Sings in the Bathroom
  • This President Can Cook
  • Broke His Nose Playing Basketball
  • World Traveler
  • Daughter Has Peanut Allergy
  • Did You Know?

Broke His Nose Playing Basketball

An avid basketball fan, Obama got a busted lip, and 12 stitches, playing basketball the day after Thanksgiving in 2010. He revealed the past broken nose while arguing that his health care law has made the monthly cost of insurance so cheap that young adults who often feel immune to illness or injury should buy a policy to protect themselves. "I kind of remember when I was in my 20s and early 30s I thought I was invincible, but it turns out I broke my nose playing basketball," he told the Fusion television network in an interview. "There were times where I had unexpected illnesses or accidents, and making sure that you've got coverage insures that you're not ending up paying out of pocket thousands of dollars that you may not have."

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