Obama Delivers Remarks at Signing of SCHIP Legislation

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009; 5:29 PM

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: All right. Please, everybody have a seat. This is good.


This is good.


Today, with one of the first bills that I sign, reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program, we fulfill one of the highest responsibilities that we have: to ensure the health and well-being of our nation's children.

It's a responsibility that's only grown more urgent as our economic crisis deepens, as health care costs have exploded and millions of families are unable to afford health insurance.

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