U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama

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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the healthcare insurance reform legislation during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 23, 2010. Hospitals’ fast-rising sticker prices are piling on bigger burdens for the 49 million Americans without insurance, more than 20 million of whom won’t be covered under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.