News tagged with barack obama

Related topics: health care , white house , international space station , nasa , health insurance

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care (Update)

President Barack Obama said Thursday 8 million Americans have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead ...

Apr 17, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Kathleen Sebelius resigns after Obamacare woes

President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care law, officials said Thursday.

Apr 11, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Health secretary: 7.5 million now signed up

Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing the president and his Democrats better numbers to tout in the face of ...

Apr 10, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Obama cheers seven million health care sign ups

President Barack Obama Tuesday cheered seven million people who bought into his health care law and lashed out at political foes who were "mad" that more Americans could get insured.

Apr 02, 2014
popularity 1 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Health law sign-ups set to meet target

Jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop a last-minute rush by hundreds of thousands of Americans trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack ...

Apr 01, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

Jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop a last-minute rush by hundreds of thousands of Americans trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack ...

Apr 01, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

2nd glitch on health care site repaired

The Obama administration said a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website Monday, as Americans surged to the site to beat a midnight ...

Mar 31, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Health overhaul signup ends, survives for now

Monday marks the end of the six-month sign-up period for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a highly controversial attempt to reduce the number of Americans without medical coverage, ...

Mar 30, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

President Barack Obama's health care law has indeed managed to change the U.S., but major elements of his signature domestic achievement face an uncertain future as a roller-coaster enrollment period winds ...

Mar 30, 2014
popularity 4 / 5 (3) | comments 1

Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Public support for President Barack Obama's health care law—his signature domestic achievement—is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to ...

Mar 28, 2014
popularity 4.5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

'Obamacare' sign-ups top six million

More than six million Americans had registered for health insurance under US President Barack Obama's reform by Thursday, fewer than initially hoped but in line with revised projections.

Mar 27, 2014
popularity 1 / 5 (1) | comments 1

Health law birth control coverage before justices

The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women ...

Mar 23, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Survey: US uninsured rate drops; health law cited

The share of Americans without health insurance is dropping to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office, but sign-ups under his health care law lag among Hispanics—a big pool of potential ...

Mar 10, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (pronounced /bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. The first African American to hold the office, he served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.

Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama ran for United States Senate in 2004. His victory, from a crowded field, in the March 2004 Democratic primary raised his visibility. His prime-time televised keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004 made him a rising star nationally in the Democratic Party. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2004 by the largest margin in Illinois history.

He began his run for the presidency in February 2007. After a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination, becoming the first major party African American candidate for president. In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.

This text uses material from Wikipedia licensed under CC BY-SA