Some states running out of money for children's healthcare insurance programs

Some states running out of money for children's healthcare insurance programs

Some states running out of money for children's healthcare insurance programs

In contrast, her young children - 2-year-old Nonnie and his big sister Rose - are covered right now through the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, a federal-state program that was created two decades ago to ensure that kids whose parents don't have a lot of money, yet make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, can still get health care.

No one thinks Congress will actually abandon CHIP.

Because of this, he said, New Mexico can not disenroll children, an option he acknowledged New Mexico likely wouldn't consider even if it were possible. "States are suffering. Children and families are getting these notices". Martin Heinrich said in a statement to NM Political Report.

"This is another opportunity for us to strengthen and provide certainty that a measure will be in place that when they provide care to children of Medicaid families, they will be reimbursed".

"No parent who is already in crisis because of a sick child should have to go through that", Udall said.

"We are well past any reasonable deadline for moving forward on CHIP", Walden told The Hill. "I look foward to casting a vote to reauthorize this critical program for West Virginia's children". He also expressed hope that they could do so "by Thanksgiving or earlier if we work together".

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Within an hour of her birth she underwent her first surgery. "I'm glad I stuck to my guns not to terminate though, I'm so glad". Glenfield Hospital/University Hospitals of Leicester/NHS TrustVanellope was born with her heart located outside her chest.

A government funding bill is going before the U.S. House of Representatives during the week beginning December 18, 2017. Full funding for CHIP should be included in any federal spending bill considered in the days to come. "Families need Congress to make good on its promises and to enact a bipartisan five-year funding extension of CHIP as quickly as possible".

Maybe the issue will get some attention now that the Alabama Senate race has been settled and a famous man hasn't been accused of sexual harassment for 13, 14 hours now. Other Republicans had suggested keeping CHIP in limbo into January.

The southern New Mexico representative called it "disappointing" that the Senate did not act on the legislation.

By law, funding for the so-called CHIP program ended on September 30. Earlier this month, I cosponsored a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, H.R. 4541, to fund CHIP for five years, paid for by efficiency improvements to federal health care payments and with no change whatsoever to Medicare premiums for seniors. He then added, "I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won't help themselves - won't lift a finger - and expect the federal government to do everything". Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that it will ultimately be reauthorized, but for families who rely on the coverage, the stopgap temporary solutions have caused heartburn and Democrats have complained that Republicans want to focus on tax reform first.

"What better investment do we have?"

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