What To Look For In The SOTU Address
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday is expected to include a shift in strategy related to health policy.
The Hill: Obama To Shift Strategy On Health Care In 2012
President Obama, who offered to work with Republicans last year to revamp the health care reform law, is expected to adopt a much different tone in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Bruised from the huge GOP electoral gains in 2010, Obama said he wanted to work in a bipartisan fashion on health care in last year's speech. Republicans scoffed at what was called an olive branch, and worked to repeal the entire law. While the GOP-led House passed such a measure, the legislation was defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate (Pecquet, 1/22).
The Washington Post: Obama's 2011 State Of The Union Address: An Accounting
Every president announces a slew of initiatives in his State of the Union address. Here, in order of delivery, is a summary of the key proposals, pledges or priorities announced by Obama a year ago — and what happened to them. (The analysis includes proposals related to biomedical research and a health law technical correction) (Kessler, 1/ 23).