Funding For Popular Children’s Health Program Expires Without Congressional Action
Efforts to renew the funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides coverage to 9 million kids, is expected to begin soon in the House.
The Washington Post: 9 Million Kids Get Health Insurance Under CHIP. Congress Just Let It Expire. Congress just allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9 million children, to expire. If action is not taken soon to restore the funding, the effects will become obvious in schools across the country, with many of the children in the program unable to see a doctor for routine checkups, immunizations, visits when sick and other services.
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