Obama Delivers Remarks at Signing of SCHIP Legislation
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.