Former United States President Barack Obama gestures while addressing the 2021 Climate Conference in Glasgow on November 08, 2021. According to NBC News, Obama will return to the White House on Tuesday for the first time since leaving office to promote the Affordable Care Act. Event alongside President Joe Biden.
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Former President Barack Obama will return to the White House on Tuesday for the first time since leaving office to promote the Affordable Care Act at an event with President Joe Biden, a White House official said.
The 2010 Healthcare Overhaul celebration will be their first joint appearance since they attended an event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, when New York’s Ground Zero was attacked last fall, officials said.
Vice President Kamala Harris will comment on Biden’s efforts to further reduce health care costs and expand access to care, as well as comment on the expansion of healthcare facilities under the law, the official added.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Besser and other members of the cabinet, including several who have served in the Obama administration, are expected to attend.
The event will mark Biden and Obama’s first appearance in Washington since Biden’s inauguration in January 2021.
In a video released by the White House in June, Obama and Biden discuss democratic efforts in affordable healthcare.
“Joe Biden, we’ve done it together. We’ve always talked about how we can establish the principle of universal coverage, then we can build it,” Obama said in the video.
Obama will return to the White House soon to unveil a portrait of him and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s official president.