Obama speaks before signing SCHIP legislation at the White House in Washington

 
Obama speaks before signing SCHIP legislation at the White House  in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing the $32.8 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, at the White House in Washington February 4, 2009. At left is Vice President Joe Biden. The SCHIP program aims to help working families who cannot afford private health insurance but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid healthcare coverage for the poor. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)