Calling it a landmark moment in America history, President Obama is set to sign a health care reform bill that has been nearly a century in the making. The bill will impact much of the health insurance landscape. Perhaps most important is that it will provide coverage to approximately 30 million currently uninsured Americans. The bill will also change Medicare and Medicaid, two health insurance programs run by the federal government.
The President made health care reform his number one priority coming into office. Based on the strong opposition, the bill may cost the President a chance for reelection, and is likely to cost Congressmen their jobs. On Saturday, the President implored representatives to vote for the bill despite their fears of losing a reelection campaign, saying that the bill is something historic.
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