For the first time in our nation's history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight, thanks to you, we are finally here.
Because of you, every American will finally be guaranteed high quality, affordable health care coverage. Arbitrary premium hikes, insurance cancellations, and discrimination against pre-existing conditions will now be gone forever.
My gratitude tonight is profound. This struggle became a test of whether the American people could still rally together when the cause was right -- and actually create the change we believe in. Tonight, thanks to your mighty efforts, the answer is indisputable: Yes we can.
President Barack Obama