On a day like this it is hard to focus attention on anything else. But news and the everything else happening in the country continues. On that note, I wanted to make sure you know that over the weekend Congress allowed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to lapse. CHIP is a 90s-era law which provides health insurance coverage for some 9 million children from low income families across the country. The Senate does not seem to have made a conscious or deliberate, collective decision to discontinue CHIP. They just ran out of time because they spent most of the legislative calendar trying to repeal Obamacare. Here’s a look at the chances of re-passage and which states are going to be hit hardest and first by the (for now) end of funding for the program.
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