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Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Hussein Obama II's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012

Health and Health Care

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Family Medical Leave Act/Paid Sick Leave 100%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Health and Safety 67%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 100%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 0
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100
2006 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 60%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 75%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 80%

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