U.S. President Obama signs SCHIP bill (18 images)

Updated: Feb. 4, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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Members of Congress applaud after U.S. President Barack Obama signed the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington on February 4, 2009. The bill expands SCHIP by roughly $35 billion over five years and will be financed with a 62-cent-per-pack increase in the federal tax on cigarettes. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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