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Governors urge Congress to act on children's health program

 

December 1, 2017



BOSTON (AP) — Governors are appealing to congressional leaders to restore funding for a federal program that provides health coverage for millions of low-income children.

The Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expired Sept. 30. Congress has yet to reauthorize it, despite apparent support in both the House and Senate.

In a letter sent Wednesday to congressional leaders, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, warned of "unnecessary disruptions" if Congress doesn't act.

They said nearly every state would run out of federal CHIP fund...



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