Health Care Reform: The Sing-A-Long

by Chiara Atik · March 22, 2010

The Health Care Reform bill is on its way to the President's desk, where it will be signed tomorrow! Yay! But wait--do you know exactly WHAT this bill had to go through in order to become a law? DO you? It's time to revisit School House Rock, friends.-

Take a trip back to third grade with us, and let's figure out exactly WHAT happens to make bills become laws.

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(To the tune of "I'm Just A Bill")

I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill...

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Well, it's a long, long journey to the capital city.

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It's a long, long wait while I'm sitting in committee.

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But I know I'll be a law someday!

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At least I hope and pray that I will, But today I am still just a bill.

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I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill, and I got as far as Capitol Hill.

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Well, now I'm stuck in committee, where I'll sit here and wait.

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While a few key Congressmen discuss and debate

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Whether they should let me be a law!

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How I hope and pray that they will, But today I am still just a bill.

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I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill, and if they vote for me on Capitol Hill

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Well, then I'm off to the White House

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For the President to sign...

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And if he signs me then I'll be a law!

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How I hope and pray that he will, but today I am still just a bill...

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