With 20 Days Left, Obama to Meet with Hill Dems on How...

With 20 Days Left, Obama to Meet with Hill Dems on How to Save Health Care


President Obama will go to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to meet with congressional Democrats on a strategy to save his signature health care reform law.  

After the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, over 24 million people were able to access health insurance and the rate of the uninsured in the U.S. dropped to 9 percent.  But with Republicans set to control the White House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, there has been talk among Republicans, as there has been for years, of dismantling the health care law or defunding it. 

The President is not known for having a close connection to members of Congress — even in his own party. His Wednesday visit to Capitol Hill to meet with Democrats is one of very few during his eight years in the White House.

The President’s visit is one of many events during a busy week highlighted by the swearing-in of new members of the 115th Congress in the Senate and House on January 3rd and the certification of the presidential election on the House floor.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42 in 2009. The blog focuses on African American members of Congress and Black political power regardless of party. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has also served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax of Lt. Governor of Virginia. She appears each Monday on weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke.