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Live-Blog: Obama Signs Health Care Bill Into Law

Update at 2:20 p.m. ET. If you missed the event, or want to watch again:

Update at 12:15 p.m. ET: The health care overhaul is now law. President Barack Obama signed it into law at a White House ceremony.

We live-blogged the event in the box below, and the news sparked a spirited conversation among readers after the ceremony. Scroll down to see how it played out. Just click "play" in the box.

Our original post.

President Barack Obama is this morning signing into law the health care overhaul legislation that gained final passage in the House late Sunday.

The White House ceremony is being webcast and carried by the cable news networks.

We're live-blogging as it happens in the box below. Just click the "play" button and our updates should roll in automatically. Before and after the event, we'll keep the "comment" function turned on — so feel free to submit thoughts. We'll turn it "off" during the ceremony so that it will be easier to follow what happens: