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American Medical Association publishes President Obama's paper

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    President Barack Obama, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), July 11, 2016: United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps

    This is a first for any sitting president. The American Medical Association has published "Professor Obama's" scholarly paper on the progress to date and next steps of the Affordable Care Act. It reads and looks like an academic paper, complete with footnotes, acknowledgements, and 60 references.

    Not sure if anyone is into reading these academic papers, but being a wonk, I was thrilled to see and read it. Way to go my president. I'm impressed.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Way to go my president. I'm impressed.

    Me too !

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    This was an amazing read. I geek out on policy and academic papers often, but reading one from a sitting President was something else. Thanks for sharing it.

    I'm sure that the vast majority (if not all) of Republicans won't bother to take the twenty or so minutes it takes to read through this because, well, they aren't very prone to like facts or reading in-depth analyses of anything that goes against their preconceived notions.

    One thing I couldn't help but think of when I finished his analysis is how much I'm going to miss him when he leaves office next January. Love him or hate him, no one can say that he hasn't put 100% of his being into this job.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I couldn't help but smile when I was reading through the "Article Information" section:

    Corresponding Author: Barack Obama, JD, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

    I love how he wrote JD instead of President. I also love how he listed the address to the White House Very Happy