Early in his presidency, Barack Obama invested his political capital in a push to reform the health insurance system. Universal coverage was a long-held liberal priority. It was not, however, the priority of most Americans during the Great Recession.
Although Obama succeeded in passing the Affordable Care Act, he paid an immense political price. His choice to focus on healthcare -- and therefore sideline economic initiatives -- led to his party's historic losses in Congress and undercut De
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