Three days into a shutdown of the federal government, Congress reached a deal to reopen it and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.
Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Thursday that provides at least a temporary reprieve for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provides coverage for 400,000 children in the state, thousands of them in Central Texas.
Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before.
Nine million U.S. children get their health coverage through CHIP, a program jointly funded by federal and state governments. Several states say they can’t fund the program alone past January.
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Senator Murray’s Statement on Republicans Ending Shutdown, Committing to Work with Democrats on Long-Term Deal (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after voting to support legislation to end the Republican shutdown and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
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A stopgap measure designed to avoid a government shutdown includes a provision that will provide the Children’s Health Insurance Program with temporary funding for two weeks. But the program’s fate past Dec. 22 is still uncertain.
Colorado contacted families who receive CHIP health care funding with a warning that support might end in January. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Gretchen Hammer, who runs the Colorado program.
Congressional inaction puts 3,500 low-income kids and pregnant women at risk