Tracking the truth: What promises did President Obama keep?

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DENVER -- We are a little more than 30 days away from Donald Trump's inauguration.

While President Barack Obama will always be remembered for being the nation's first African-American president, he will also be remembered for the promises he kept and the ones he did not keep.

In our ongoing series "Tracking the Truth" we take a look at President Obama's record.

Topic: Health care 

Promise:  "Under this plan it will be against the law to deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition."

Date: Address to Congress  in September 2009

Verdict: True

Reason: Before to the Affordable Care Act, Coloradans could be denied health care because of a preexisting condition. That is no longer the case.

Topic: Health care

Promise: "If you like the plan you have you can keep it."

Date: June 2009 weekly address

Verdict: False

Reason: Millions of Americans have had their healthcare policies change since the Affordable Care Act was signed.

Topic:  Guantanamo Bay Prison

Promise: "The Department is submitting to Congress our plan for finally closing the facility at Guantanamo once and for all."

Date: Throughout his eight years of his presidency, Obama repeated this promise.

Verdict: False

Reason: The prison remains open.

Topic: Economy

Promise: "I believe that the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it."

Date: February 2009 address to Congress

Verdict: True

Reason: The American automobile industry was on the brink of collapse when open assumed office -- it is prosperous today following the president's bailouts.

While many other issues were addressed during Obama's tenure like gun control (false) and killing Osama Bin Laden (true), the president seemed content during a Friday news conference.

"By so many measures we are better today than we were when we started," Obama said.