Covering Kids Award: President Barack Obama
Can you hear them clapping, Mr. President? Eleven million children who'll giggle, laugh, and live long, healthy lives -- a few needle pricks notwithstanding -- thanks to you, who signed the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) into law on February 4, 2009, just two weeks and two days after being sworn into office. The reauthorization of SCHIP, twice vetoed by former President George W. Bush, allocates $30 billion in federal funding to provide health care for kids whose families don't have coverage. Now, respectfully, can we do something about those measly maternity leaves?
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