On January 27, 2010, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress. While the economy was the overwhelming focus of the address, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to health insurance reform. Acknowledging setbacks on this issue, he nevertheless implored Congress to “not walk away from reform.” He asked Congress to “take another look at the plan we’ve proposed,” calling it a “vast improvement over the status quo.” He offered to work with members of either party on refinements that “bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses.”