Wednesday, March 24, 2010; C10

Obama signs historic health-care law

-- When it comes time to go to the doctor, you probably worry about whether you'll get a shot or whether the medicine you get will taste yucky.

You probably don't think about who is going to pay the doctor. That's for adults to worry about.

But there are millions of people in this country who don't go to the doctor because they don't have the money.

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed a law that is intended to make sure that all Americans can afford to go to the doctor.

Although that may sound like an idea everyone could agree on, many people oppose the law because it requires everyone to have health insurance. They argue that the government shouldn't make people buy things they don't want.

The new law is being called historic and one of the biggest changes in health care ever.

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