Vigil Held In Support of Children's Insurance Program

CHIP funding will run dry in several states by the end of January

Why is this? One researcher claims that it probably has a lot to do with the United States' chaotic health care system, which frankly, isn't so surprising considering Congress isn't funding kids' health insurance. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) wants to pass as long an extension as possible and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he would like to see 10 years as well. I have long supported the CHIP program.

The drastic change in CHIP's estimated cost is a result of the Republican tax law that President Donald Trump signed in December, according to the CBO.

Essentially, killing the mandate dramatically raises premiums in Obamacare's individual market, which is where millions of low-income families now enrolled in CHIP would have to turn were the program to disappear. "They are looking at you and begging for their child's life", he said. A second analysis, released publicly on Thursday, projects $6 billion in savings if Congress funds the program for 10 years.

The Senate Finance Committee reached an agreement to extend the program for five years but did not unite around a plan on funding. "We will have to decide between their health and spending the money on something else", she said. Failing to act now shows the true face of Republicans & their donor-driven immoral agenda. "To let our Congress people know that it's time that the program is renewed and that we're standing up for children and families in our city", said Dr. It covers those who make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford individual insurance.

"I could go out and get a different job or go out and demand higher pay", he said. "That says nothing about the tens of thousands more around the nation".

"While the balance in the redistribution pool may be sufficient to cover February shortfalls enabling all states to cover children through February, it has become increasingly hard to predict how long funds will last for any particular state", the center concluded (PDF).

Ariel Haughton of Pittsburgh said she's upset her federal lawmakers have left CHIP in flux for her two children and millions of kids around the country.

"It's nonsensical and it's frustrating and it's ridiculous, honestly", said Brown, vice chair of the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee.

The stall in funding for CHIP, a federally funded program that covers moderately low-income children in the US, leaves almost nine million children and their families in a worrisome limbo. Although it's not a full repeal of the ACA, this may lead to more bipartisan cooperation as health care is addressed.

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