CHIP in jeopardy

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A program that provides health coverage to millions of American children is in jeopardy.  9 million American children are covered under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or, CHIP.

CHIP provides health insurance for families who make too much money for Medicaid, but not enough for private insurance.  The program is set to expire at the end of the month, unless congress extends it.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says, “Children can receive life-saving vaccines; doctors visits.”

If congress does not renew the program, states could start running out of CHIP funding by the end of the year.

 

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