The White House on Monday announced that President Barack Obama will address the American people in his final State of the Union address as president on Jan. 4.
The address will be delivered at the National Cathedral of the United States, which is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said the president will use the address to announce a series of sweeping initiatives to improve the health of all Americans, and to lay out the path forward for the country in the years ahead.
Sanders said Obama will also call on Congress to enact a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s health care system, including a national single-payer health care plan.
She said the administration will also focus on improving the safety net for those who are most vulnerable, including those who receive Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.
Sanders also said the President will deliver a major speech on infrastructure investment in the coming weeks.
The president will make his remarks at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Virgin Islands.
Sanders did not say whether the president would use the speech to announce new policies or to deliver another major address on health policy.