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CHIP funding still hangs in the balance

CHIP funding still hangs in the balance

By Matthew Weinstock and Susannah Luthi  |  December 09, 2017

Lawmakers bought themselves a couple of more weeks to hammer out a spending bill, but long-term funding for CHIP and community health centers remains in question.

Congress far from Medicare extender deal

Congress far from Medicare extender deal

By Susannah Luthi  |  November 22, 2017

Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.

House votes 242-174 to continue CHIP funding

House votes 242-174 to continue CHIP funding

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 03, 2017

The House bill would continue funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, but there's controversy over how the extension should be paid for and that will likely stall the bill in the Senate.

States worry as future of CHIP remains uncertain

States worry as future of CHIP remains uncertain

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 07, 2017

In an effort to avoid coverage loss for children and pregnant women, Senate and House committees passed bills to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program. Partisan fighting in the House panel highlighted a big sticking point: how to pay for CHIP.

House, Senate committees pass CHIP bill proposals

House, Senate committees pass CHIP bill proposals

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 04, 2017

In an effort to avoid coverage loss for children and pregnant women, Senate and House committees passed bills to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program. Partisan fighting in the House panel highlighted a big sticking point: how to pay for CHIP.

States search for stopgaps as Congress misses CHIP deadline

States search for stopgaps as Congress misses CHIP deadline

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 03, 2017

Now that the federal funding deadline for the Children's Health Insurance Program has lapsed, state officials have found themselves in an uncomfortable waiting game to determine the future of the program.

CHIP funding deadline looms as senators signal bipartisan support

CHIP funding deadline looms as senators signal bipartisan support

By Harris Meyer  |  September 07, 2017

Partisan differences over the details and duration of renewing funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program could delay congressional action to keep dollars flowing to the states for the popular program covering 8.4 million kids.

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