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Bipartisan Policy Committee Exec: Extend CHIP Funding By April Budget Deadline

March 17, 2017
As Republicans’ health overhaul hits intra-party opposition, one bipartisan think tank is calling for reauthorization of CHIP when funding for the government runs out this spring, rather than waiting until lawmakers complete their work on the American Health Care Act. Rep. Mike Burgess (R-TX), who chairs the House Energy & Commerce health committee, said at a Roll Call panel on Thursday (March 16) that Congress must reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, but he didn’t say when he...

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