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Obama health care letter fetches nearly $10,000 in auction

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Barack Obama,Health Care

A handwritten note about Obamacare from President Obama was auctioned off for nearly $10,000.

The auction house Nate D. Sanders put the final bid at $9,799. Some 10 people bid on the note in the July auction, and it was one of the highest bids for an Obama letter in his presidency.

Here is how Sanders promoted the letter:

"Excellent-content autograph letter signed by Barack Obama on his health care legislation. On official White House stationery, undated but likely early 2010, Obama writes in full, ''Beth - I received your letter, and want you to hear back from me. We are at the brink of historic health care reform legislation that gives 30 million people coverage and curbs major insurance company abuses. There's nothing weak about it - which is why the insurance companies are fighting it so hard. So don't lose faith so quickly - no change happens overnight, but it is happening! Barack Obama'. Letter on cardstock measures 6.5'' x 4''. In fine condition. Includes original blank White House envelope."

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.