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From the Archives: 22 Pens

A look back at the preparations that were made in the White House before President Obama actually signed the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010.

When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, he used 22 pens to do it. Wondering why he used 22, and where the tradition of using so many pens came from? This video tells the story.