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Chip Program Funding Remains In Question

Budget Fix Doesn’t Address Long-Range Needs


December 29, 2017

On Dec. 21, Modern Healthcare reported the House and Senate reached a deal to keep the federal government operating through Jan. 19, 2018. However, the bill doesn’t address states needing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP).

Bruce Lesley, of the Washington, D.C.-based First Focus called the funding bill a disaster for CHIP programs.

CNN reported 16 states will run out of federal funding for CHIP by the January. The information came from the Kaiser Family Foundation. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation data, Nebraska could run out of funding for CHIP by Apr...

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