Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee: Obamacare fulfilled Harry Truman’s promise

Sheila Jackson-Lee

In 1949, Harry Truman became the first sitting President to propose universal healthcare for all Americans as part of the “Fair Deal.” On March 23, 2010, with the stroke of President Obama’s pen, the American people received this part of the “Fair Deal.”

—Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D–TX)

Wealth Care over Healthcare and Contributions of Caribbean Americans, House Floor, June 26, 2017

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