Obama Signs Bipartisan Tweak of Healthcare Law

President Obama has signed into law a bipartisan change to ObamaCare, marking a rare instance that he and Congress have agreed on a tweak to his signature legislative accomplishment.

The president announced late Wednesday that he had signed that bill, alongside eight other bills, without releasing a public statement.

The legislation, called the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, had been approved overwhelmingly in both GOP-led chambers, which some members of both parties have hailed as a thawing of political tension over “fixes” to the Affordable Care Act.

“I’m very pleased that, in this instance, Congress rose above the partisan squabbling to make this improvement to the health care reform bill and I hope it’s a good omen for further cooperation,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N-H.), the Democratic co-sponsor of the bill, wrote in a statement Thursday.