Here is the full video of the Obama speech on the House passing of the health care reform bill on Sunday March 21, 2010. President Barack Obama addressed the historic vote in the House, 219-212 on the $940 billion bill; H.R. 4872, Reconciliation Act of 2010.
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Nearing midnight Eastern time, Mon. March 22, in the East Room of the White House, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, the President, said of the historic health care bill: “This isn’t radical reform, but it is major reform. This isn’t going to cure everything that ails our health care system, but it moves us decisively in the right direction. This is what changes looks like.”
Here is the full speech transcript text.
Click here to see the roll call of the 219-212 vote. Here is the full text of the health care reform bill text online. Click here for the Executive Order on abortion text, a result of negotiations to gain support from pro-life Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak.
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