If CHIP Funding Not Renewed, California Could Be On Hook For Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars
The Children's Health Insurance Program provides insurance for 2 million children and pregnant women in the state.
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What Happens If Congress Doesn't Fund The Health Insurance Used By Almost 2 Million Kids And Pregnant Women In California?
Unless Congress comes to an agreement fast, federal funding for a program that provides health insurance to 2 million California children and pregnant women will run out around the end of the year. After that, California could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars because the state is required to offer the insurance even if the federal funds don’t show up. (Wire, 11/29)
Thousands Of Kids Could Lose Health Insurance Next Month If Congress Doesn't Act Fast
Eleven states are anticipating running out of funding by the end of the year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation -- California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Ohio, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Hawaii. Another 21 states anticipate their funding to run out soon after the new year. (McGraw, 11/29)