Obama Signs Health Care Bill

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President Obama signed the health care bill into law this morning at 11:15 ET.

 

According to CNN, the president used 20 pens that can be distributed later as a piece of history.

According to MSNBC, next steps include a trip to Iowa City, Iowa.

There Obama plans to talk about how the new law will help lower health care costs for small businesses and families, selling the overhaul to Americans who are deeply divided over the plan.

However, court battles are already mounting. CNN reports,

Republicans promised to continue fighting the reforms, with 11 state attorneys general -- all Republican -- planning lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the bill's mandate for people to buy health insurance and requirements for states to comply with its provisions. Senior Republicans in Congress warned that voters will judge Democrats harshly in November's midterm elections, with Sen. John McCain of Arizona saying the Democratic-passed bill killed any chance of bipartisan support on legislation for the rest of the year.

 

What questions do you have about the health care bill? What do you think about it passing?

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