Obama’s Campaign for Health Care Reform Comes Full Circle
It was in Iowa City that then-candidate Barack Obama first unveiled his health care reform plans, back in May 2007. Now, having signed a landmark reform bill, he’s back in Iowa City, still trying to persuade the public of the importance of reform. The Iowa Independent reports:
“After a year of debate and a century of trying, after so many of you shared your stories and your heartaches and your hopes, that promise was finally fulfilled,” Obama told more than 3,000 people packed into the University of Iowa Field House gymnasium, located just around the corner from where he initially made his promise nearly three years ago. “And today, health insurance reform is the law of the land.” [...]
“Over the last year, there’s been a lot of misinformation spread about health care reform. There has been plenty of fear-mongering and overheated rhetoric,” Obama said. “And if you turn on the news, you’ll see that those same folks are still shouting about how the world will end because we passed this bill. This is not an exaggeration. Leaders of the Republican Party have actually been calling the passage of this bill ‘Armageddon.’”
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