Update on New Health Care Bill: President Obama’s 22 Pen Recipients


The historic New Health Care Bill of USA has already been passed Sunday night. After all the battles and political issues it faced, the bill was able to pass the House of Representatives. Tuesday, President Obama signed the bill and since it is one of the historic bills of the country, the signing ceremony has also gained much popularity.

One question that may arise during this event is the number of pens he is going to use in signing it. It is 22 to be exact. Why does he need to sign it with these number wherein he could use one? Simply because for memorabilia purposes. It is a historic bill in the country and most significant material that could be kept as a remembrance is the pen used to sign it. Where will this pen go after the signing? In the case of President Obama, he kept one for himself, 2 went to the presidential archives and the other 19 went to those people surrounding him as he signed the bill. They were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and John Dingell, D-Minn., Sister Carol Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Edward M Kennedy, D-Mass.

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  1. Whether or not you agree with the need for health reforms or how it was introduced, the bill is historic in changing the way the American public treat those with health problems. As a result, it is not surprising that the mementos would be provided to those who have been involved in the fight for the bill.

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