CBO: Permanent CHIP, 12-Month Continuous Enrollment Saves Money

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / November 18, 2021 at 7:42 PM
Children’s health advocates are cheering the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate that requiring one-year continuous enrollment for kids in Medicaid or CHIP under the Build Back Better plan will save nearly $3.7 billion over 10 years while making CHIP permanent will save about $1 billion. Meanwhile, it will cost $2.21 billion to extend coverage for postpartum women from 60 days after giving birth to one year. The CBO released its final scoring of the reconciliation package on Thursday (Nov. 18) and...

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