“Now is the time to enact health insurance reform in the United States of America. Now is the time to offer stability and security to Americans who have insurance. Now is the time to make it affordable for those who don’t have health insurance. Now is the time to slow the growth of health care costs for our families, and business, our government. That’s the kind of reform that we need,” said President Obama with his wife Michelle, after speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards ceremony in Washington on September 26, 2009.
Joining him are the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation chairman Rep. Kendrick Meek and Black Caucus chair Rep. Barbara Lee.