Obama Administration

Accomplishments

Displaying 61 Accomplishments
  • Final phase of Keystone pipeline rejected because it would not serve the national interest of the United States
    Nov 06 2015
  • New Medicare formula changes the way doctors are reimbursed; rewards doctors when their patients have better health outcomes
    Apr 16 2015
  • Members of Congress and certain government employees prohibited from using non-public information for personal profit
    Apr 04 2012
  • Cuts in Medicare physician payment rates averted with extension of existing rates through 2012
    Feb 22 2012
  • Patent litigation costs reduced through tightened patent standards, quality and processes to expedite challenges.
    Sep 16 2011
  • Number of US and Russian nuclear warheads deployed reduced by two-thirds by 2017
    Feb 05 2011
  • Number of US and Russian strategic nuclear missile launchers reduced in half by 2017
    Feb 05 2011
  • Safety of imported food improved with new FSVP & VQIP programs that helps ensure it is safe, unadulterated and not misbranded
    Jan 04 2011
  • Safety of U.S. grown food improved with requirements for large factory farms to register all food handlers and maintain records relating to food safety
    Jan 04 2011
  • Schools and communities provided resources to utilize local farms and gardens to provide fresh produce for school food programs.
  • On-the-job training opportunities expanded for veterans by reimbursing energy sector employers for training costs.
    Oct 14 2010
  • Long-term economic stability improved through new FDIC powers to liquidate failing financial firms such as insurance companies and non-bank financial companies
    Jul 22 2010
  • Borrowers protected from bad loans with rules and penalties requiring that lenders verify that they are able to repay the loans that they issue
    Jul 22 2010
  • Financial Stability Oversight Council established to identify and monitor excessive risks to the U.S. financial system
  • Future economic downturns minimized with new rules and transparency regarding bank trading in credit default swaps and derivatives including the "Volker Rule"
  • Risk in the financial system reduced with new SEC Office of Credit Ratings (OCR) to monitor credit rating agencies for conflict of interests & inaccuracies
    Jul 22 2010
  • FDIC bank deposit insurance increased from $100,000 to $250,000
  • Transparency of Federal Reserve improved with additional government oversight and new audits to be performed by the GAO
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established to promote fairness and transparency for mortgages, credit cards, and other consumer financial products
    Jul 22 2010
  • People denied coverage for a pre-existing condition given access to a temporary high risk health insurance plan
    Mar 23 2010
  • Children under 19 can no longer be denied coverage or benefits for a pre-existing condition
    Mar 23 2010
  • Young adults can stay on parent's insurance plan up until age 26
    Mar 23 2010
  • 50% discount on prescription drug costs for seniors in the Medicare "donut hole" starting in 2011
    Mar 23 2010
  • Health care insurance plans prohibited from putting a lifetime limit on the benefits you receive
    Mar 23 2010
  • Annual dollar limits on health benefits restricted and phased out by 2014
    Mar 23 2010
  • Insurers selling to groups of 50 or more employees must spend 85% of premiums on medical care and quality improvement
    Mar 23 2010
  • Consumers guaranteed the right to choose the primary care doctor or pediatrician from their health plan’s provider network
    Mar 23 2010
  • HIV Testing Will Now Be Covered Under Obamacare
    Mar 23 2010
  • Consumers are guaranteed the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance provider
    Mar 23 2010
  • Women are no longer charged higher premiums because of their gender
    Mar 23 2010
  • Preventative services will be covered at no additional cost
    Mar 23 2010
  • Insurance companies must provide consumers a short, easy to understand summary of their benefits and coverage
    Mar 23 2010
  • Health insurance companies can not charge higher premiums for out of network emergency room care
    Mar 23 2010
  • People with a pre-existing condition cannot be denied health coverge by an insurance company starting in 2014
    Mar 23 2010
  • Mental health and drug addiction coverage is an "essential benefit" that can not be denied
    Mar 23 2010
  • Insurance companies must spend 80% of the money raised from consumers premiums on health care and quality improvement
    Mar 23 2010
  • $17.5 billion in tax cuts, business credits and subsidies for state and local construction bonds to stimulate business investment and hiring
    Mar 18 2010
  • $20 billion to the highway trust fund for spending on highway and transit programs.
    Mar 18 2010
  • Liquidation of General Motors and Chrysler avoided through government mandated restructuring plans and conditional investment and loan programs
  • Dept of Defense systems analysis, engineering and developmental testing processes overhauled to reduce high rates of failure on defense acquisitions
    May 22 2009
  • Defense Dept ordered to evaluate the technological maturity and product knowledge of critical weapons' technologies before letting defense contracts
    May 22 2009
  • Independent cost assesessment director initiated to ensure that cost estimates for major Defense contracts are fair, reliable, and unbiased
    May 22 2009
  • Defense oversight council required to seek input from combat commanders in evaluating proposed weapons system capabilities and needs
    May 22 2009
  • Defense contractors prohibited from participating in both the systems engineering and the development /construction phases of the weapon systems
    May 22 2009
  • Oversight and audit required of those major defense programs experiencing cost overruns to determine if the programs are essential and cost-effective
    May 22 2009
  • Funding provided to hire and retain highly skilled specialists to assess the cost, schedule and applicability of proposed Defense Dept weapons systems
    May 22 2009
  • Annual awards program established to recognize individuals and teams making significant contributions to improving efficiency of defense aquisition programs
    May 22 2009
  • $60 million in special funding for the Postal Inspection Service to investigate financial institutions for fraud
  • $60 million in special funding for Inspector General's Office at the U S Dept of Housing and Urban Development to investigate financial institutions for fraud
  • $40 million in special funding for the Secret Service to investigate financial institutions for fraud
  • $42 million in special funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate securites fraud in financial institutions
  • Homeowners' foreclosures avoided by improved terms for loan modification and restructuring of their debt
    May 20 2009
  • Lenders incentivized to reduce foreclosures by loss mitigation guarantees, compensation and lender protection from lawsuits by investors holding the loans
    May 20 2009
  • Mortgage lending businesses added to list of financial institutions subject to Federal criminal law in fraudulent lending practices
    May 20 2009
  • Crime of major fraud against the United States amended to include Federal grants made to stimulate economic recovery for fiscal years 2009 and 2010
  • Securities fraud definition amended to include fraud related to commodities futures and derivatives fraud
  • $140 million in special funding for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate fraud in financial institutions
  • $100 million in special funding for the offices of the United States Attorneys to investigate and prosecute fraud in financial institutions
  • $80 million in special funding to the criminal, civil and tax divisions of the Dept of Justice to investigate and prosecute fraud in financial institutions
  • $155 billion in health care assistance for the poor & unemployed primarily for Medicaid, health information technology and insurance premium subsidies
    Feb 17 2009
  • $48.1 billion in investments for highway, bridge, high-speed rail & other transportation projects