WV CHIP to shut down in February unless Congress allocates funds

Charleston Gazette-Mail

By: Erin Beck

The board of directors for the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program voted Wednesday to shut down the CHIP program on Feb. 28, if Congress doesn’t allocate funding to the program soon.

Tricia Brooks, a senior fellow at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, said she worries that debate over tax reform, a Republican priority, will take up too much time. “This is their opportunity, when they actually control both sides of Congress,” she said.

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