Illinois Pediatricians Call For CHIP Reauthorization

Vermont health officials say the state will exhaust its federal funding through the Children's Health Insurance Program early next year.

"Why in the world would Congress, any member of Congress, put tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy above health care for children is just baffling", said Hamler-Fugitt. CHIP funding was last reauthorized in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and before that, through the ACA. Then the state would either have to fund the program on its own or end the health coverage for children.

CHIP provides low-priced coverage to children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.

Some states have said they may to freeze or reduce their programs when CHIP funds run out.

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Because CHIP-eligible children are covered through Medicaid in OH, the state says the program will continue, although with federal reimbursement through the lower Medicaid match rate instead of the much higher match rate of CHIP.

Anna Heaton, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder, on Wednesday said the Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee is working on a resolution to send to Congress about the issue, but wouldn't provide details.

Congress recently missed a September deadline to reauthorize the program, leaving the necessary funding to continue providing services to children in jeopardy.

The Hill, a Washington-based political website, reported Monday that stop-gap legislation to keep the government operating after Friday could provide temporary CHIP relief for states.

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