President Obama promised that he would make quality affordable health care not a privilege, but a right. After nearly 100 years of talk, and decades of trying by presidents of both parties, that’s exactly what he did. Today, 20 million more Americans have access to health coverage. We’ve driven the uninsured rate below 10 percent — the lowest level since we started keeping records.
Climate and Energy
President Obama has protected more natural resources — land, bodies of water, and endangered species — than any previous president. He’s made the largest investments in renewable energy in our nation’s history. He’s cut pollution from power plants, vehicles, and agriculture, and led the world in forging an unprecedented agreement to combat climate change.
The President has refocused and reaffirmed American leadership in the world, recognizing that American strength derives not only from our military power but also our economic vitality, the depth and breadth of our global partnerships, and our values. In doing so, the President has remained relentless in taking action against terrorist networks, while also focusing on key emerging regions and policies that will shape the 21st century.