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Obama lifts restrictions on kids' health coverage

AP/Yahoo News, February 6, 2009

President Barack Obama made more children from middle-class families eligible for government health insurance by lifting a directive imposed by President Bush. In 2007, the Bush administration said it would strictly adhere to guidelines that limited the scope of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. In a memorandum, Obama completely lifted the restrictions, which many governors and Democratic lawmakers said were nearly impossible to meet.