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Funding CHIP for 10 years would actually save $6 billion: CBO
14 January 2018, 12:17 | Leigh Flowers
Children's Health-Care Myths
Congress allowed CHIP funding to expire September 30. An analysis by the CBO last week found that a five-year CHIP extension would cost $800 million, substantially less than previous estimates.
"Meanwhile, families in Alabama found a notice on the Department of Public Health's website saying that it would freeze enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program on the first of the year, and they would not renew any coverage after that date", Kennedy wrote. House Energy and Commerce Chair Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said publicly on Thursday he wants six years as the committee's Ranking Democrat Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) griped about the so-called pay-fors that offset the cost of funding CHIP. the provisions in the previous GOP-led package targeted the grace period for Affordable Care Act enrollees as well as the ACA prevention fund.
Funding for CHIP expired more than 100 days ago, after Congress failed to reauthorize the program. "That's the type of family that we're talking about - people that are out there working and just need a little assistance to get coverage for their children", he said.
The extension could be attached to a short-term funding bill that must pass before January 19.
Had that accident happened this year, though, Natali, 50, of Aliquippa, Pa., might be scrambling. Every single state in America - 50 out of 50 states - has a CHIP program.
Keeping kids healthy should be a top priority, he said. The majority leadership in Congress is using the health and well-being of thousands of children in Marion County and 9 million children across the country as a bargaining chip.
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a Madison, Wis., pediatrician and vice president of the state's chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said many parents and doctors have been told for months that Congress would firm up long-term funding for CHIP, but those promises have been dashed.
Dr. Todd Wolynn, a Pittsburgh pediatrician, said families are reacting with "fear and disbelief" to CHIP's uncertain future. So, if Congress doesn't fully fund CHIP, Ohio's percentage share of CHIP costs would rise steeply. It works to safeguard the health of children, and long has enjoyed bipartisan support.
"These families don't know if the rug is being pulled out from them at any time", he said. "We will have to decide between their health and spending the money on something else", she said.
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NI Secretary to meet Coveney on Friday
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