The Affordable Care Act was among the touch points in President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday night.
- Obama endorsed cancer research with Vice President Joe Biden’s proposed moon shot effort to find a cure for cancer. Biden’s son died last year from brain cancer. “The goal of this initiative is simple — to double the rate of progress,” Biden wrote in a blog post that coincided with Obama’s address. “To make a decade worth of advances in five years.”
- Obama touted the Affordable Care Act among his legislative wins during his tenure. He also acknowledged the partisanship in Congress on key issues. “There’s no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I’ll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office,” Obama said.