President Obama and the United States Congress: The Battle over Health Care This paper looks at the relationship between President Obama and the United States Congress in the 10 months of his presidency – and what the future is likely to be. The policy area which will be discussed is health care because it has been in the news a lot lately. The paper explores the president’s effectiveness in dealing with the US Congress and will look at the following items in evaluating him: what tools he has at his disposal to get what he wants; what institutional structures or procedures affect how Congress reacts to the president; the role of partisan politics in the policy process; and what role the public and public opinion play in the whole process....The end:
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