As Congress Stalls on Children’s Health Insurance, States Warn of Cuts


By: Mattie Quinn

The last time the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) needed to be reauthorized was back in 2015. That year, Congress took until April to approve the funding. It was the closest Congress had ever come to the program’s reauthorization deadline.

“It’s fundamentally robbing Peter to pay Paul and just goes against the concept of bipartisanship,” says Tricia Brooks, a senior fellow at the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University.

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