Obama Ticks 'Publish Academic Paper' Off His Bucket List
Barack Obama became the first sitting president to publish an academic paper. He wrote about his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.By Grant Suneson | July 14, 2016
Barack Obama's list of accomplishments keeps growing. He's the 44th president of the United States, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and now a published author in a scientific journal.
This week, Obama authored a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The paper focused on his defining legislation: the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
He extolled the positive impact Obamacare's had on the country, saying it's "made significant progress toward solving long-standing challenges facing the U.S. health care system related to access, affordability, and quality of care."