March 23rd, 2010
09:12 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama to sign health care reform into law, then promote it on the road

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will sign sweeping health care reform legislation into law at the White House on Tuesday.

Obama also will hit the road to sell the measure to a still-skeptical public, giving a speech Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. Obama launched his grass-roots drive for health care reform in Iowa City in May 2007, according to Gibbs.

The bill, which constitutes the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees in more than four decades, passed the House of Representatives late Sunday night with no Republican support. It was approved by the Senate in December.

A separate compromise package of changes also passed the House on Sunday and still needs to be approved by the Senate. The officials noted that the Senate cannot begin debate on the package before Obama signs the underlying bill into law.

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soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Gale Shipman

    Obama cannot sell that monstrosity to anyone except the foolish people who voted for him and even some of them don't like what he has done.

    March 23, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. GI Joe

    McSongbird let it out of the bag – he said the GOP will block all legislation for the rest of the year. How is he earning what we pay him? He isn't. Fire him and the other obstructionists and get people in DC that will work together to get as much done for us as possible. NOT just a bunch of old fools that sit on their hands and yell NO.

    March 23, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. The Fabians

    I'm glad more than a quarter of the states will challenge and sue the federal government for this law in effect. I hope it gets repeal and I hate to say it but I told you so...Obama's rating are gonna drop lower than the Liberal agenda, ha!!! :)

    March 23, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. Sniffit

    He still has to continue campaigning for it?? Wait til he legalizes all the illegals for their vites. That should be the last crushing blow to the country as we know it.

    March 23, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
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