Today, former president Barack Obama was back at the White House, reliving the bruising battle to pass the Affordable Care Act and celebrating that it’s “pretty darn popular” 12 years later. “I had to show up,” Obama said of his first visit since 2017, as he delivered remarks laced with humor with President Biden looking on. Biden signed an executive order directing agencies to look for ways to make health care more available and affordable, and he announced a proposed rule change that would address a “glitch” in the health-care law that was Obama’s signature domestic achievement.
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