March 23rd, 2010
12:09 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama signs health care bill into law


Obama signed the health reform bill into law Tuesday. (Getty Images).

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama, greeted by applause from enthusiastic backers of his health care reform legislation, said, "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."

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  1. A. Goodwin


    Obama/Biden – 2012!!!

    March 23, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  2. Accountant Guy

    So proud of you Mr. President. You got the job done, even though the idiot useless Republicans tried to derail it. Hopefully, this means Rush Limbaugh keeps his promise and leaves the US. He can take the racist Tea Party (Republicans) with him.

    March 23, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Ram it down their throats like a big healthcare sandwich, Mr. Prez. Hahaha, it's a socialist takeover. Choke on it, neoclowns! Have a nice day!

    March 23, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  4. gt

    let the attorney generals begin to file the briefs....

    March 23, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. Enough

    That's really too bad, we can only hope this disaster can be undone after they are booted out in November and Obama in 2012.

    "Change" careful what you wish for.

    March 23, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. BestProfitCompany = WAR

    History in the making. Democrats have a record of making lesgislation that makes history.

    But don't worry Rethuglicans. You too make history... having the worst president in history!!

    March 23, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  7. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    There are a lot of good things that help so many needy Americans that the republicans want to eliminate. The GOP has to destroy this plan in order to pay back the big insurance companies who bought them off.

    March 23, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. double standard

    AWESOME !!! God Bless us one and all !!!

    March 23, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. Gary

    I'm glad to see the bill passed and on its way into the legal system. The good thing about our American system is that as time moves along, the law can be changed and amended as needs develop and require.

    March 23, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. CEE


    March 23, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. RCasson

    I am so proud of our strong, tenacious President. God Bless you President Obama!!!

    March 23, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. Terry From West Texas

    Unemployment is at 9.7%, which is not great but is better than it was. The stimulus money is beginning to work. Health care reform looks like its going to become law. We now need to move on to immigration reform and creating a well-regulated economy. Most of all, we need to deal with the distribution of income. Middle-class wealth is being eroded by the employment practices of global corporations, who much prefer to reserve that wealth for their management. The middle class nation that was created by the New Deal, the Fair Deal, and the Great Society is threatened by the power of foreign corporations and foreign totalitarian states like China.

    I think a maximum wage would be a good idea. Let no corporate manager make more than, say, 25 times the salary of the lowest paid corporate employee. Pay your employees minimum wage, and your salary would be capped at a generous $350,000 annually. Want to make more? Pay your employees more? Seems fair to me.

    We need to make the nation more prosperous very quickly because we need surplus cash to pay off the debt and deal with global warming, which is coming at us like a runaway locomotive.

    March 23, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |

    i cannot be more proud of this president,that is why we spotted a leader during the primaries and he proved us all.with all the lies adnd obstickels that the gop threw at him,he stayed the course and went on fighting.bravo obama

    March 23, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  14. Dem from AZ

    Good man...Now it is time for everybody to get the health care they need. Payments that doctors and hospitals can also help rely on the get paid. Pres. Obama. Keep up the good fight for all americans.

    March 23, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. Seth

    History will tell when this horrible legislation bites the dust, either by degrees or all at once, it will be dismantled. We live and breathe to stop this bill, because we Love America more than this administration does.

    March 23, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. Larry

    Thank our stars to have a true leader in the White House

    I can not even imagine another minute under Republican control

    Thank you to the voters of this country for hiring this great man

    Go Obama Go

    YES WE CAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. Tim

    Way to go Mr. President, score one for the USA.

    March 23, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  18. I Am The Narcissistic Wizard of Rush and I Say . . .

    "It will be his Waterloo"
    Senator DeMint: Care to predict that the g.o.p. will take back Congress?

    March 23, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  19. Doris

    I just learned from CNN that Pennsylvania is a Republican state. Have you told Ed Rendell, Bob Casey, and Arlen Spector? (See your article about 10 states going for nullification.) Perhaps it is only the politicians in Florida who think Bob Corbett runs the whole state, but they are wrong.

    March 23, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  20. What a Man .... What a Man ... What A Mighty Good Man

    Excellent leadership Mr. President.

    Roosevelt was for it
    Truman was for it
    Kennedy was for it
    Johnson was for it
    Nixon was for it
    Clinton was for it

    but you GOT IT DONE!

    They can never take that from you sir! You beat them at their own game.

    March 23, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  21. Four and The Door

    We don't want the biggest government in the land. We want jobs. Did Obama forget that part?

    March 23, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  22. Proud of you

    I am proud of you Mr. President.

    March 23, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  23. Dale

    See ya in Nov. Dem's.

    You so ignorant when it comes to failed history. And History is what you will be in Nov.

    Don't forget to jump on that immagration bill. They seen weakness in the liberal party and plan to jump on it.

    Heads will roll. Something bad will come from this.

    March 23, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  24. Marc

    There's still a lot of work to do in that area mister President, but that was a great good start.

    March 23, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  25. Dr.George James

    After a century of struggle,here is a President who could do it.Vision,courage,hardwork,and determination are all Obama's qualities that lead to this historic movement.

    March 23, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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