Kids' Advocates Rail Against Trump Request To Rescind $7 Billion From CHIP

May 09, 2018
Kids' advocates railed against the Trump administration's request to rescind $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program, concerned that nearly $2 billion would be taken out of a contingency fund states might need and that the proposed remaining $5 billion cut still hits health funding, if not CHIP directly, because lawmakers routinely use that money to plug holes in HHS' budget. The White House asserts in Tuesday's (May 8) rescission request to Congress that clawing back $7 billion in...

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