Claiming a historic triumph that could define his presidency, a
jubilant Barack Obama signed a massive, nearly $1 trillion health care
overhaul on Tuesday that will for the first time cement insurance
coverage as the right of every U.S. citizen and begin to reshape the
way virtually all Americans receive and pay for treatment.
Banks and other private lenders are about to lose a $70 billion-a-year
student loan business, part of a massive overhaul of college assistance
programs that has received an unexpected boost from President Barack
Obama's health care success.
The owners of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers can deny
creditors the right to bid for the company by putting up some of the
$300 million they are owed, a U.S. appeals court ruled in a key
Like millions of Americans, I received a letter from President Obama
the other day thanking me for my help in getting a comprehensive health
care reform bill passed. I thought about it for a moment and then it
occurred to me that I had very little to do with it; in fact, I was
doubtful if it would ever get this far.