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Federal insurance program delay could impact Kansas children


October 6, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State officials are considering options if Congress doesn't reauthorize a program that helps provide health insurance for nearly 80,000 Kansas children in low- and middle-income, working families.

Congress missed a late September deadline to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. On Wednesday, Republicans pushed a bill extending financing for the program through a House committee, but partisan conflict over how to pay for it could delay approval.

Gerald Kratochvil, spokesman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said if the prog...

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