Update: President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in to law March 23, 2010, giving hard working families the security they deserve by holding insurance companies accountable, lowering health care costs, giving Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices, and improving their quality of care.

Congress did not vote to exempt themselves from reform

Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform answers a question from outside the recent town hall in New Hampshire on why Congress voted to exempt themselves from reform. This is a myth: there is no exemption and there has not been any such vote. To the contrary, reform gives all Americans access to an insurance exchange much like the one Congress has enjoyed, and just like Congress, Americans will be free to make their own choices.