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Good evening, everybody. Tonight, after nearly 100 years of talk and frustration,  after decades of trying, and a year of sustained effort and debate, the United  States Congress finally declared that America’s workers and America's families  and America's small businesses deserve the security of knowing that here, in this  country, neither illness nor accident should endanger the dreams they’ve worked  a lifetime to achieve. Tonight, at a time when the pundits said it was no longer possible, we rose above  the weight of our politics. We pushed back on the undue influence of special  interests. We didn't give in to mistrust or to cynicism or to fear. Instead, we proved  that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest  challenges. We proved that this government -- a government of the people and  by the people -- still works for the people. I want to thank every member of Congress who stood up tonight with courage 
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