1. Health Care Reform Bill, preventing insurance companies from denying insurance due to pre-existing condition.
2. Health Care Reform Bill, allowing children to remain covered by parents’ insurance until age 26.
3. Tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small business owners to help pay for employee health care coverage.
4. Tax credits for up to 29 million individuals to help pay for health insurance.
5. Require health insurance plans to disclose how much of the premium actually goes to patient care.
6. Added $4.6 billion to the Veterans’ Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health care professionals.
7. Cut prescription drug cost for Medicare recipients by 50 percent; close medicare prescription drug donut hole starting in 2011 and complete closing by 2020
8. Signed the Children’s’ Health Reauthorization Act which provides health care to 11 million kids, 4 million of whom were previously uninsured; coverage of children with pre-existing conditions.
9. Signed the Christoper Reeve Paralysis Act, first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis.
10. Signed Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco for the first time.
11. Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste or abuse.
1. Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during the entire Bush years.
2. Tax cuts for middle and lower class Americans.
3. Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers.
4. Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5 mpg to 35.5 mpg starting in 2016.
5. Established the Credit Card Bill of Rights, preventing credit card companies from imposing arbitrary rate increases on customers.
5. Signed financial reform law establishing a Consumer Protection Bureau to look out for the interests of everyday Americans.
7. Signed financial reform law requiring lenders to verify applicants’ credit history, income and employment status.
8. Eliminated subsidies to private lender middlemen of student loans and protect student borrowers.
9. Significantly expanded Pell grants which help low-income students pay for college.
10. Provided $12.2 billion in new funding for individuals with the Disabilities Education Act.
11. Signed financial reform law allowing shareholders of publicly traded companies to vote on executive salaries.
1. Significantly increased funding for Violence Against Women Act.
2. Expanded hate crime law in the U.S. to include sexual orientation through the Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
3. Increased funding for national parks and forests by 10 percent.
2. Appointed first Latina to U.S. Supreme Court.
3. Appointed first chief technology adviser.
4. Promoted social responsibility through creation of serve.gov, a national database of volunteer opportunities
5. Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for first time in U.S. history.
1. Signed the new START Treaty, a nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia.
2. Provided travel expenses for families of fallen soldiers.
3. Provided the Department of Veteran Affairs with more than $14 billion to improve services to America’s veterans.
4. Ended Bush administration CIA program of “enhanced interrogation.” Army’s field manual to be followed as a guide in terrorist interrogations.
5. Reversed the policy of barring media coverage during the return of fallen soldiers.
6. Developed stimulus package which includes $18 billion for non-defense scientific research and development.
7. Signed the weapons systems acquisition reform act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system.