Jillian Bandes
The signing ceremony is a scene certain to be replayed as a demonstration of this legislation's passage. No Republicans attended the ceremony, which Obama held surrounded by relatives of people who had died because of their lack of access to health care. The message was clear: his government saves lives. Not doctors, not the ingenuity of the American people, not private health care -- the government is the lifesaver.

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com