SCHIP Is Now Law

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President Obama takes us a step closer to modern, universal health care.

President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, after the House overwhelmingly approved the measure earlier in the day. The bill gives Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage.

The Democratic-controlled House passed the bill 290-135 on Wednesday, with 40 Republicans backing it.