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Congress Could Reduce the Deficit by Billions by Extending Children’s Insurance Program

Extending a program that provides health insurance to nearly 9 million children could save the government $6 billion over the next 10 years, according to a new estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program is on the brink of running out. Over the past several months Congress has struggled to agree […]

The Republican tax law will likely save the government billions on a crucial child healthcare program — but Congress still can't make a deal on it

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that an extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would cost the government $800 million over 10 years. An earlier projection put the cost at $8.2 billion, but the Republican...Show More Summary

CBO: Reauthorizing CHIP Will Save $6 Billion

You may recall the news from a few days ago that extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program would cost only $0.8 billion, which should make it very easy to pass. As it happens, that estimate only included seven years of funding, for reasons I couldn’t quite figure out. (It’s a five-year funding bill.) But no […]

On CHIP, Republicans are running out of time (and excuses)

Republicans aren't just running out of time to protect the Children's Health Insurance Program; they're also running out of excuses.

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.

Parents agonize over their kids' health as funding for children's insurance program remains in doubt

It was an anxious Christmas and New Year’s for the Belt family. Tracy and B.J. Belt for years have lived paycheck to paycheck, as B.J.’s truck-driving job at a quarry in the hills around Morgantown hasn’t left much for luxuries. But this holiday season, the Belts had a new worry. Their two boys,...

Budget office cuts cost estimate of children's insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analysts have eased one stumbling block to lawmakers' fight over renewing a program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children. The Congressional Budget Office says a Senate bill adding five years of financing to the program would cost $800 million. Show More Summary

Is Orrin Hatch the Smartest Senator in the World?

If you want a good example of how budget scoring from a baseline can produce bizarre results, look no further than the proposed funding extension for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Back in October, CBO estimated that the net cost of the extension would be $8.2 billion over ten years. That broke down like this: […]

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Blames Democrats For Not Funding CHIP

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) tells Alisyn Camerota that Republicans are ready, willing and able to re-fund the Children's Health Insurance Program -- but the mean old Democrats won't help them. It has nothing to with Republicans holding it hostage to make similarly awful cuts. "Let's talk about CHIP. Show More Summary

Children's health insurance program extended another month

Connecticut's Department of Social Services says it is extending a popular health insurance program for children for another month. The agency announced Friday it was able to continue the Children's … Click to Continue »

Iowa to notify families soon about kid's health insurance

Iowa is preparing to notify families in early February that federal money could run out for a health insurance program that covers roughly 60,000 low-income children in the state. The … Click to Continue »

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump clash on Twitter over tax reform laws

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Among the programmes Mr Sanders listed were repairing infrastructure — a goal Mr Trump has embraced but not yet acted upon — Mr Sanders’ cherished goal of providing tuition-free college and a children’s health insurance program whose funding expired months ago. Show More Summary

Children's insurance program to end in Alabama on Jan. 1

A program providing insurance for the children of low-income families in Alabama will stop enrollment on New Year's Day. The Children's Health Insurance Program will end a month after enrollment … Click to Continue »

Children’s Insurance, Other Health Programs Funded — For Now — In Bill

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

In a short-term spending bill, Congress extends money to the Children’s Health Insurance Program through March.

How states coping with uncertainty over kids' health money

Examples of how states have been reacting to the threat of running out of federal money for the Children's Health Insurance Program. It was unclear how their plans might change … Click to Continue »

Long-term deal for children's health again eludes Congress

Congress has failed to approve long-term funds for a popular program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children. The Christmas season stalemate over the Children's Health Insurance … Click to Continue »

Neither Party Opposes CHIP

What will become of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? Bastions of the intellectual class — Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Favreau, the New York Times editorial board — charge the Republican party with forsaking the program. CHIP gives...Show More Summary

Congress still hasn't made a move on CHIP — and 2 million children could lose health insurance in January

An estimated 2 million children could lose health insurance in January if Congress doesn't reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to a recent study. States around the country are quickly running...Show More Summary

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