House Votes to Cut Children’s Health Insurance Funding as Advocates Keep Watch

Education Week

By: Andrew Ujifusa

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to approve a package revoking about $7 billion in funding reserved for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The decision hasn’t gone over well in the children’s advocacy community. But what’s next for this controversial proposal?

The Senate also has a deadline for voting on the package—Congress has 45 days of continuous session to pass or reject the legislation. Joan Alker, the executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, highlighted the environment for CHIP in the Senate last week.

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