Barack Obama speech to joint session of Congress, September 2009

Title

Barack Obama speech to joint session of Congress, September 2009

Description

United States President Barack Obama discussed his plan for health care reform in a speech delivered to a joint session of the 111th United States Congress on September 9, 2009. The speech was delivered to Congress on the floor of the chamber of the United States House of Representatives in the United States Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presided over the joint session and was accompanied by the President of the United States Senate, Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States. Obama's speech addressed topics regarding the public health insurance option, private insurance reform, estimated costs and revenue, basic coverage for individuals and employers, as well as subsidies and waivers for those who can't afford coverage, and the importance of tort reform in bringing costs down.

Creator

Lawrence Jackson
THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary

Date

September 9 2009

Source

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-a-joint-session-congress-health-care

 
Politico article published leading up to President Obama’s 2009 joint session speech:

https://www.politico.com/story/2009/09/obama-to-address-congress-on-reform-026700

Rights

White House
THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary

Publisher

White House, Office of the Press Secretary

Contributor

Lawrence Jackson
THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary

Format

Photograph https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/Obama_Health_Care_Speech_to_Joint_Session_of_Congress.jpg/1280px-Obama_Health_Care_Speech_to_Joint_Session_of_Congress.jpg

Language

English

Type

Speech

Identifier

Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, Obama, Public Health, US Congress, Speech

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/Obama_Health_Care_Speech_to_Joint_Session_of_Congress.jpg/1280px-Obama_Health_Care_Speech_to_Joint_Session_of_Congress.jpg

Reference

Lawrence Jackson THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary, Barack Obama speech to joint session of Congress, September 2009, White House, Office of the Press Secretary, September 9 2009

Cite As

Lawrence Jackson THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary, “Barack Obama speech to joint session of Congress, September 2009,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 11, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/690.