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

Obama signs health care bill into law

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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."

Watch the remarks after the jump


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soundoff (330 Responses)
  1. BLM

    BFD!!! I thought we ended the cold war...sounds like its beginning in our own country

    March 23, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  2. Citizen !

    After ALL this "tough work" he will need to go on vacation !

    March 23, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  3. Big John

    Thank you Mr. President!

    March 23, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. Change In America

    Change have been made ...Thank You President Obama

    March 23, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. Jon

    Repeal it NOW! And impeach OBAMA now!

    March 23, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  6. Bleeding heart liberal

    What kills all the conservatives and jesus freaks is that a black liberal took the bull by the horn and got the job done. Thank you Obama.

    March 23, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Thank you Mr. President!!! On behalf of my mother, and my children I thank you!

    March 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  8. cspurgeon

    Good. Now lets ger on to Bank Reform. Watch the republicans fight this too....

    March 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  9. HypocriCNNsanity!

    So There You Have It! HISTORY! And How You Can Produce Change In America! This Is An Example Of Doing What You Say Vs. Saying What You Do.

    March 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  10. Wayne

    Thank you Mr. President . For ONCE, the government cares about the people as humans, not sheep.

    March 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  11. Joe in PA

    Dear munchmom....yes, please throw up, it will likely be the highlight of your day

    March 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  12. Citizen

    Ms. Palin, here's some "changey hopey stuff" for ya!

    March 23, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    Sweet justice. How's that crow tasting GOPers? I know...it can be a little tough. You might want to try marinating it in all your salty tears.

    March 23, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  14. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Ram it down their throats, Mr. Prez. Oh no, it's a socialist takeover, run for the hills!!! Choke on it, neoclowns. Have a nice day!

    March 23, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  15. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    Thank you Mr. President!

    March 23, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  16. Dave

    They there are.....look at them! The architects of the destruction of the economy. Now just add Geithner and Bernanke to the picture and it's almost complete. The puppets doing the bidding of the elite.

    March 23, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  17. CHANGE.COM

    A bright moment for America! This is change we can believe in. It took real courage from Democrats to finally do the right thing for the people. Thanks to all of you who gave us this moment. God bless you from this small business owner!

    March 23, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  18. NJ Gal

    It's been a long time since I have been this proud of our country and president.

    March 23, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  19. Tommy P

    Great job! BWHAHAHAHA Republicans How does it feel to be LOSERS!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  20. Glenda

    This is a wonderful day for all hard working people who do not have insurance and for America. Thanks for not giving up on Health care reform.

    March 23, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  21. Just_The_Fax

    I find the GOP hypocrisy very entertaining. For example, they are quick to reject this bill, but they are no doubt quick to take advantage of Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security benefits later the same day. For those who remember, the GOP hate machine voted a resounding NO against these programs as well.........throwing out words and phrase like communism, socialism, and end of America. It's now wonder why their party is shrinking into obscurity. BYE BYE RNC.

    March 23, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  22. Tex

    It's way to early for anyone to be shouting too loudly for or against this. No one really knows how this will play out and how it will impact us and the overall economy.

    March 23, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  23. POEMAN

    Mr. President and Congress,

    Thank you for the leadership and courage to pass such a landmark piece of legislation. The bill is not perfect in it's current for but it is a great leap forward.

    It's great to see that one political party is actually doing something in Washington.

    March 23, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  24. Cindy PA

    Obama just signed the end of the Democratic party, the mandate for the November election for Congress; hold the elected officials that voted for the health care bill accountable, put them in prison for crimes against the American people.

    March 23, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  25. Republicans for Obama

    Just an FYI, it's not a bill.

    IT'S THE LAW.

    March 23, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
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