Tuesday, January 20, 2009

House Votes to Expand Children's Health Program

House Votes to Expand Children’s Health Program
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and pay for it by raising tobacco taxes—legislation that had been vetoed twice by President George W. Bush. The bill would increase the number of children enrolled in the program to about 11 million from 6.7 million. The Senate is expected to move quickly on its version, possibly making it the first piece of legislation Obama signs into law. Yahoo! News, 1/15/09

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