Today President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, part of the historic health care legislation, at a community college in Alexandria, Virginia. The reconciliation bill signed today adjusts some of the health care legislation signed into law last Tuesday, and represents a “critical first step” in overhauling the health care system so it works for all Americans. We at NCL applaud this new era of heath care reform, which NCL has been working towards for decades. We note that adjustments can and should be made to the health care legislation in the years to come to ensure that all consumers have access to high quality care. For more on what this bill means for consumers today and in the years to come, check the NCL Web site.