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Behind the Scenes: The Affordable Care Act

Ahead of President Obama's remarks on the Affordable Care Act, we're releasing never-before-seen footage from the days when the bill was passed and signed into law.

Today, President Obama heads to Miami, Florida to talk about the progress we've made for Americans across the country since the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land over six years ago. To help celebrate this landmark legislation, we're releasing never-before-seen footage from the day that the Affordable Care Act was passed and the day it was signed into law. Take a look:

The footage includes: President Obama traveling to the Capitol to speak to the Democratic Members of the House and Senate the day before the vote; the President watching the vote with staff in the Roosevelt Room before speaking to the nation on its passage; and the President hosting a reception in the White House residence to thank the staff who worked alongside him in bringing the legislation over the finish line. 

The footage also follows the physical legislation from the Capitol to the Office of the Vice President to an East Room signing ceremony. After signing it into law, President Obama welcomes the individuals who stood with him at the signing ceremony into the Oval Office.

Learn more about the progress we've made on health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act.