President Barack Obama Signs Historic Health Care Reform Legislation

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This is What Change Looks Like~President Barack Obama

More than a year’s worth of intense political haggling, legislative maneuvering and emotional debate reached its stirring conclusion Tuesday morning as President Barack Obama officially signed health care reform legislation into law.

Speaking in the East Room of the White House, with roughly 200 lawmakers seated before him as well as Vicky Kennedy, the widow of the late Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), the president called the moment a “new season in America.”

Today, after almost a century of trying, today, after over a year of debate, today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America. In a few moments when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric of reform will finally confront the reality of reform.”

We are not a nation that scales back its aspirations,” Obama said. “We don’t fall prey to fear. We are not a nation that does what’s easy. That is not who we are, that’s not how we got here. We are a nation that faces its challenges and accepts its responsibilities.”

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Patrick Kennedy's note on his father's grave: Dad, the unfinished business is done. (Photo: John Dicker)

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Filed under (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid, (Speaker of the House) Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Change, Democrats, Health Care Reform, Obama Administration, Pres. Barack Obama, Presidents, Uncategorized, Vice-President Joe Biden

2 responses to “President Barack Obama Signs Historic Health Care Reform Legislation

  1. Change is lookin’ good.

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