Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House for the first time since he left office on Tuesday to celebrate the achievements of the Affordable Care Act.

Obama and President Joe Biden met for lunch, as an ode to their weekly lunches when Biden was Obama’s vice president.

In 2010, the Obama administration’s affordable health care plan was highly controversial.

“Passing the ACA was incredibly difficult. People who had coverage were worried about losing it, the media was skeptical, misinformation was flying around, and Republicans showed no interest in working with us. But Joe, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and I were determined,” Obama wrote on Twitter.

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“The ACA lowered prescription drug costs for 12 million seniors and allowed young people to stay on their parents’ plan. And it’s eliminated lifetime limits on benefits that often put people in a jam,” the former president added.

Now, Biden is working to extend the ACA to more Americans as part of his budget package.

Obama is expected back in the White House again soon to witness the unveiling of his portrait.

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