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Congress misses CHIP funding deadline; Advocate calls for bipartisan push to extend coverage

10/02/2017 03:20 PM

Despite a bill moving through the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in September, Congress missed a key health insurance funding deadline which puts 100,000 Kentucky kids and 9 million kids around the nation in jeopardy. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program known as CHIP, or KCHIP in Kentucky provides low-cost health coverage for children in families with low and moderate income. The bipartisan program was passed in 1997, renewed in 2015 and set to be renewed on Sept. 30, 2017... Read more 

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