Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program relies on money from state and federal governments to help subsidize the cost of medical care for some kids not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program relies on money from state and federal governments to help subsidize the cost of medical care for some kids not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.

Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images

A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower- and middle-class families is up for renewal Sept. 30.

But with a deeply divided Congress, some health advocates fear that the Children’s Health Insurance Program could be in jeopardy or that conservative lawmakers will seek changes to limit the program’s reach. Other financial priorities this month include extending the nation’s debt ceiling, finding money for the Hurricane Harvey cleanup and keeping the government open.

6 Priorities Congress<p>Article source: <a href=http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/09/06/548951827/congress-weighs-future-of-children-s-health-insurance?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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