President Barack Obama was happier with his healthcare bill having passed than even being elected, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Pelosi, during a speech Monday at the San Francisco Senior Center to promote the benefits of the healthcare legislation passed last week by the House, said that Obama had told her that health reform's passage was the high point of his political career.

The speaker said that the president called her shortly after the House passed the Senate's healthcare bill on Sunday, March 21st to express his happiness with the vote, which sent the bulk of healthcare legislation to Obama's desk for his signature.

Obama said during that call, Pelosi said, that he was more happy with the House's vote to pass healthcare bill than he was the night he was elected president.

Pelosi still praised Obama for having led Democrats on the issue of healthcare, crediting his election for having made health reform possible.

Pelosi said she told Obama, "If you had not been elected president of the United States, we would not be celebrating this victory for change to take our country in a new direction."