January 29, 2009

Whitehouse Applauds Passage of Children’s Health Care Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) issued the following statement today on the Senate’s passage of legislation to strengthen the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal initiative that helps fund RIteCare and other children’s health programs across the country.

“The crisis in our health care system affects all of us – but it is greatest, and it is most tragic, when it affects our children. I’m proud to join Senator Jack Reed, a tireless advocate in the Senate for this critical program, in support of this bill to put our children’s health first.

“Strengthening the Children’s Health Insurance Program will help make sure that millions of hard-working American families have access to health care for their kids, so they can see a doctor, pay for prescription drugs, and get the preventative care they need to grow up healthy and strong, and ready to seize the boundless opportunities that are at the heart of the American dream.”

Whitehouse spoke on the Senate floor in support of this legislation on January 27. Text and video of the speech are both available at http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov.


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