Congress has to pass legislation to fund the government by Jan. 19. Otherwise, there will be a partial government shutdown. And some policy analysts believe there’s a good chance a partial shutdown is coming. That’s because Democrats and Republicans are far apart on issues like immigration, and the ratio of defense and non-defense spending. They […]
Temporary stopgap funding for CHIP was passed, but children's access to health care is still at risk.
If the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, doesn’t get reauthorized by Congress, almost 2 million children across 24 states are at risk of losing their health insurance, according to a new study from Georgetown University. With just days to go before the winter break, the stakes are high. What will happen if the […]
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program ran out at the end of September, meaning millions of kids and pregnant women won’t have coverage in the new year. There are bills in Congress that would fund the program, but nobody can agree where to get to money to do it. The $15 billion program funnels […]
States get creative as they await Congress to reauthorize funding for CHIP which ran out in September.
CHIP helped insure 9 million children, and its funding expired last month. What happens next depends on where you live.