|The President. Thank you, everybody. Please, have a seat. Thank you, Joe. [Laughter]
Vice President Joe Biden. Good to be with you, Mr. President. [Laughter]
The President. 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--today.
It is fitting that Congress passed this historic legislation this week. For as we mark the turning of spring, we also mark a new season in America. In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.
And while the Senate still has a last round of improvements to make on this historic legislation--and these are improvements I'm confident they will make swiftly--the bill I'm signing will set in motion reforms that generations of Americans have fought for and marched for and hungered to see.
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