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13 January 2018

A short-term government funding bill that passed at the end of the year included a provision providing $2.85 billion for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), putting off a larger budget debate that could include immigration and border security.

Jones became the 24 co-sponsor of the bill, the Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act of 2017. Wyden has always supported extending CHIP for as long as possible, including a permanent extension that would save taxpayers billions of dollars while giving kids long-term health care security.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said CHIP funding is "highly likely to happen on or about the 19th [of January] when the current continuing resolution expires", according to The Dallas Morning News.

In Ohio, covering the 200,000 children enrolled in CHIP costs about $45 million a month - a cost Ohio funds via Medicaid.

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Today's delay in long-term funding has forced states around the country to rely on leftover money and emergency government grants to maintain coverage for millions of their residents. "It is long past time to renew CHIP and I'm proud to join my colleagues who are fighting for the children who depend on it".

If Congress does not fully fund CHIP and MassHealth maintained the current program, MA would lose out on an estimated $147.5 million in fiscal 2018 and $295 million annually starting in fiscal 2019, according to the Office of Health and Human Services. But after Congress approved a short-term spending plan on December 21, ALL Kids withdrew those warnings for the time being.

Extending the Children's Health Insurance Program's budget for an additional decade would save the federal government $6 billion, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. That's because the CBO said this past week that reauthorizing CHIP would add just $800 million to the federal deficit over 10 years, much less than the $8.2 billion it had projected earlier.

Walker, head of Delaware Health and Social Services, said she is in "complete disappointment and disgust" with how Congress has handled the re-authorization of CHIP. If they are serious, they can start with CHIP.

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"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).

Federal funding for CHIP originally expired October 1. Some states could see their financial resources run dry for children's health insurance coverage by the end of this month.

"As a previous supporter of the CHIP program, Sen". "That's covered by CHIP". The group practice hasn't changed any scheduling for CHIP patients, but he said "families are terrified" about the coverage disappearing. "They might not have a family physician, or a clear support system". "They seem so cavalier about it", she said.

Families across America had to start 2018 anxious that their kids wouldn't have health care.

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Children's Health-Care Myths