With kids’ health funding set to expire, families and doctors make plans

Erika Beras Jan 15, 2018
HTML EMBED:
COPY

With kids’ health funding set to expire, families and doctors make plans

Erika Beras Jan 15, 2018
HTML EMBED:
COPY

The Childrens Health Insurance Program is healthcare for kids whose parents make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private healthcare. If Congress doesn’t reauthorize it, the program starts to run out of funding on Friday, leaving up to nine million children without coverage. Doctors are urging parents to fill all prescriptions, and to plan their budgets for new, additional costs.

The
Childrens Health Insurance Program is healthcare for kids whose parents make
too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private healthcare.
If Congress doesn’t reauthorize it, the program starts to run out of funding on
Friday, leaving up to nine million children without coverage. Doctors are
urging parents to fill all prescriptions, and to plan their budgets for new,
additional costs.

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.