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Obama promises to defend health law and promote “precision medicine”

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 21 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h385
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

In his State of the Union address before both chambers of the US Congress on 20 January, President Barack Obama said that the United States had recovered from the economic crisis precipitated by the 2008 recession but now needed to tackle the needs of middle class people, many of whom are not sharing in the nation’s prosperity.

He said, “It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years, and for decades to come. Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or …

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