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Obama on SCHIP Passing the Senate

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                           

January 30, 2009
 

Below is a statement from President Obama
"As the worsening economy causes families to lose their jobs and health insurance, it is vital that we redouble our efforts to ensure that every child in America has access to affordable health care. That is why I am pleased that the Senate has joined the House in passing bipartisan legislation to provide health insurance to children whose families have been hurt most by this downturn. Providing health care to more than ten million children through the Children's Health Insurance Program will serve as a down payment on my commitment to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care."