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Act makes health care a right – starting now
San Francisco Chronicle

For decades, Social Security and Medicare have stood as pillars of our families’ health and economic security, as transformative initiatives in the lives of the American people. In our time, we have added a third pillar: the Affordable Care Act – to make health care a right, not a privilege, for all Americans.

This law, like its predecessors, honors the vow of our founders, of the guarantee in our Declaration of Independence to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”