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State of the Union ducks healthcare

Outcome Magazine, January 30, 2012
The healthcare reform law was like the bastard stepchild in President Obama's State of the Union address last week—or maybe it could be better compared to the crazy aunt locked in the attic. Despite some expectation the president would indicate softness on healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act during the speech, the issue barely came up and zipped by. If you popped into the kitchen for a cup of tea or a Coke and a Twinkie, you missed it. Forbes magazine, for one, expressed astonishment that the healthcare law was not a central theme in Obama's address.