What's Next for CHIP, and for Millions of Children?

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<p>Congress’s deadline to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was September 30, yet lawmakers have still not guaranteed funding for coverage for the 9 million children in the state-administered program.  </p><p>In a new <em>To the Point</em> post, Sara Rosenbaum of George Washington University explains that states are now unsure whether they can enroll new children, or even continue to cover the children and pregnant women already in the program.</p>
<p>"Many hard decisions in a jam-packed fall schedule await Congress," she says. "Given the strong bipartisan support for CHIP and its totally predictable expiration, it is surprising — and unfortunate — that CHIP remains on the congressional docket."</p>

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