Parties fight over funding children's health insurance
October 5, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House committee battled Wednesday over how to pay for an extension of a popular health insurance program for millions of low-income children, suggesting that congressional approval will take time despite growing pressure on lawmakers to act.
The insurance program is backed by both parties, and approval of legislation financing it for the next five years remains virtually certain. It covers 8.9 million children.
But four days after the program's federal funding expired, the bill's progress was complicated as Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee o...