Obama Signs Health Care Bill At Ceremony - Video, Full Bill Link H.R.3590

Historic day for health care. Here is a video of Obama signing the bill from CSPAN.org. Obama and Biden give a speech before the bill is signed.
"President Obama spoke about the passage of the health care bill before signing it into law. Members of the audience included health care advocates, members of Congress, medical professionals, family members of Senator Ted Kennedy, and Americans who had written to the president about their challenges with health insurance." (CSPAN.org)

Wondering where the full bill is? Here's a link to the full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) at the Government Printing Office (text/pdf). There is also information on the health care bill at OpenCongress and the Library of Congress. Here is a summary of the health care bill at the Library of Congress.


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  2. THIS MOMENTOUS DAY!

    Not one day in anyone's life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down's syndrome child.

    Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example.

    Each smallest act of kindness - even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile - reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it's passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.

    Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will.

    All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined - those dead, those living, those generations yet to come - that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands.

    Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength - the very survival - of the human tapestry.

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    Excerpt from Dean Koontz's book, "From the Corner of His Eye".

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