President Obama signs health care into law

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 4:50 p.m. CDT; updated 6:21 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — Claiming a historic triumph that could define his presidency, a jubilant Barack Obama signed a massive, nearly $1 trillion health care overhaul on Tuesday that will for the first time cement insurance coverage as the right of every U.S. citizen and begin to reshape the way virtually all Americans receive and pay for treatment.