Obama admits he was overconfident about health care reform in upcoming White House memoir

Nicole Lyn Pesce
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Obama admits he was overconfident about health care reform in upcoming White House memoir
Obama admits he was overconfident about health care reform in upcoming White House memoir

Hours before the Senate was poised to confirm President Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat — paving the way for the court to potentially overturn the Obama-era Affordable Care Act — the New Yorker published an excerpt from former President Barack Obama’s upcoming memoir that details the fierce battle over his contested health care plan. The lengthy passage rehashes the Obama administration’s attempt to win bipartisan and public support for a system that “delivered good-quality medical care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay,” as the 44th president describes it, in 2009.