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States Prepare For Losing CHIP Funding Despite Reassurances From Congress

August 07, 2017
States have started preparing in case federal funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program run out, the National Academy for State Health Policy said, and CMS recently discussed CHIP contingency plans with state officials, though states received assurances of bipartisan support for CHIP by Senate Finance Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (OR). CHIP federal funding expires Oct. 1, and most state budgets for next year count on the federal funds, so CMS and state officials have...


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