States scramble to continue funding federal health program for low-income kids and pregnant women

The Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP provides health insurance to nearly 9 million low income-children across the country. In September, it technically ran out of money ... after Congress failed to reauthorize funding. Some states — which operate CHIP programs themselves — have been subsisting on leftover funds for months, but time is running out before that money dries up too, leaving potentially millions of children without insurance. 

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