Timeline: President Obama's presidency

A look back through President Barack Obama's presidency as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama signs health care bill

Credit: AP, 2010

March 23, 2010

Obama signs health care bill

President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The historic $938 billion plan would guarantee coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans. However, it would not take effect for years, except some immediate impacts like allowing young adults to remain on their parents' health insurance plans and banning insurers from denying coverage to sick children. Attorneys general from 13 states filed suit to stop the bill, declaring it unconstitutional.

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