Obama Signs Children’s Health Insurance Bill

NOW activists scored a victory! President Obama signed the SCHIP bill, which included health care for children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants. Robert Pear in the The New York Times reports: “The House gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill extending health insurance to millions of low-income children, and President Obama signed it this afternoon, in the first of what he hopes will be many steps to guarantee coverage for all Americans…In a major change, the bill allows states to cover certain legal immigrants — namely, children under 21 and pregnant women — as well as citizens.”