President Obama uses courage award speech to reframe the healthcare debate
President Barack Obama returned to the spotlight on Sunday to receive the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. And his acceptance speech will probably go down as yet another example of his gift for mixing the truth of current realities with inspiration for the future.
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Accepting the award from his former ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, Obama launched into his speech with his characteristic brand of understated humor. “I want to thank Michelle Obama for sticking with me,” said Obama, with a smile. “I think she felt an obligation to stay on. But once her official duties were over, it wasn’t clear.” That last line drew laughs throughout the room, just before Obama said, “I love my wife.” Read more…More about Kennedy, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, and Obama
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