CHIP Funding Remains Elusive Despite That Funding No Longer A Barrier

January 10, 2018
In light of news that funding the Children's Health Insurance Program for a decade would save $6 billion, children's advocates are lobbying for permanent CHIP funding, and that proposal is gaining traction even though disagreement over immigration policy seems to thwart forward movement on CHIP legislation. On Friday (Jan. 5), the Congressional Budget Office slashed by $7.5 billion the projected cost of funding CHIP for five years. Both House and Senate CHIP bills would fund the program for five years...

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