Obama Watch: Week of Dec. 13

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Health Care Overhaul

Following a fierce battle with Republicans, one of President Obama’s most historic wins was the passing of health care overhaul in March of this year. The law – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – aims to extend affordable health care for all citizens, while beefing up consumer protections (for example, putting an end to companies denying coverage of children based on pre-existing conditions). Many provisions under the new legislation kicked in September 23.

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