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In recognition of over a decade’s work on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was among the invited guests at the White House today as President Obama signed into law a plan to strengthen SCHIP. This plan, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Act, will provide healthcare coverage for 11 million children.
Schwartz released the following statement concerning the bill signing.
“It was an honor and a great privilege to be with President Obama, Mrs. Obama and others on such an important day for America’s kids.
“In these difficult economic times families tell me what they need is stability and an opportunity to meet their responsibilities. We are providing this opportunity by strengthening CHIP to reach more than 11 million American children.
“Today’s bill signing demonstrates that we can tackle the tough economic concerns of middle income American families, and provide them with the confidence that even in this economic downturn, access to health coverage for their kids will be okay.”