Top 10 Highlights of Barack Obama's Presidency

President Obama signing into effect the Affordable Care Act / Obamacare
U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare, the comprehensive healthcare reform legislation during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2010. |

2. Obamacare Debate

During Obama's first term, the president pushed a then Democrat-controlled Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act. The measure succeeded in March of 2010 without a single Republican vote.

Since then, the ACA, commonly called Obamacare, has endured several legal challenges and a bill passed by a now GOP-controlled Congress calling for its repeal.

Considered Obama's signature legislation, its fate remains precarious in light of mixed results in its implementation and the in-coming Trump administration vowing to repeal it.

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