11-year-old Marcelas Owens of Seattle was front-and-center this morning in the East Room of the White House as President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul bill. The youngster, whose mom died after losing her health insurance, has become the face of the need for reform – although conservative pundits say he’s been exploited. It’s certainly a day he’ll remember.
Here’s an excerpt from the President’s remarks:
Today, I’m signing this reform bill into law on behalf of my mother, who argued with insurance companies even as she battled cancer in her final days.
I’m signing it for