Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Weekend Health Reform Became Law

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March 23, 2010: President Barack Obama signs the health care reform bill.

The signing is the end of a year-long road to the historic legislation. TPM presents a look back at some of the most memorable images from the final weekend.

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March 20, 2010: President Barack Obama greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her grandson, following a meeting with Democratic Members of Congress to discuss the health insurance reform vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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March 20, 2010: President Barack Obama listens to Dan Turton, deputy director of Legislative Affairs, during a health care strategy session with advisors in the Chief of Staff’s outer office at the White House.

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March 20, 2010: Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office for Health Reform, talks with Dan Meltzer, principal deputy counsel, as President Barack Obama calls a member of congress in the Oval Office. Seated on the couch, from left, are Bob Bauer, counsel to the President, Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and Danielle Gray, associate counsel to the President.

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March 20, 2010: Anti-reform protesters gather near the Capitol, one day before passage of the Senate health care bill through the House of Representatives.

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March 20, 2010: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses a group of anti-reform protesters at a rally.

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March 20, 2010: An anti-health care reform protester holds a pitchfork.

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March 20, 2010: Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) addresses a crowd of anti-health care reform protesters.

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March 20, 2010: A man near the Capitol wears the Gadsden Flag to protest health care reform.

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March 20, 2010: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) listens to a protester at the rally against health care reform.

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March 21, 2010: President Barack Obama pumps his fists during a meeting with senior staff in the Chief of Staff ‘s office at the White House.

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March 21, 2010: In between meetings on health care reform, President Barack Obama plays a game of H-O-R-S-E with Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff for the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, on the White House basketball court.

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March 21, 2010: President Obama talks on the phone with a member of Congress in the chief of staff’s office, accompanied by aides (from left) Phil Schiliro, Sean Sweeney, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Jim Messina, and Dan Turton.

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March 21, 2010: President Obama talks on the phone with a member of Congress in the Outer Oval Office, while Katie Johnson, his personal secretary, works.

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March 21, 2010: President Obama takes a BlackBerry message.

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March 21, 2010: Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) announces he will vote for Health Care Reform in exchange for an executive order on federal abortion funding.

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March 21, 2010: President Obama celebrates another “yes” vote on health care reform with Phil Schiliro.

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March 21, 2010: President Obama, Vice President Biden, and senior staff react to the passage of the health care reform bill in the House.

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March 21, 2010: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens as President Obama remarks on the House vote to pass the health care reform bill.

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March 21, 2010: President Obama and Vice President Biden leave the East Room after the House vote on the health care reform bill.

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March 22, 2010: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) celebrate the passage of the health care reform bill.

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March 22, 2010: President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embrace after the House passage of the health care reform bill.  

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March 22, 2010: President Obama hugs Phil Schiliro.

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March 22, 2010: President Obama and Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office for Health Reform, chat on the White House Truman Balcony.  

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March 22, 2010: President Obama receives cheers from staff on the Truman Balcony of the White House.

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March 23, 2010: President Obama and Democratic leaders gather for the signing of the health care reform bill.

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March 23, 2010: President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) embrace after the signing of the health care reform bill.

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