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9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP. Congress just let it expire.

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Congress just allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9 million children, to expire.

If action is not taken soon to restore the funding, the effects will become obvious in schools across the country, with many of the children in the program unable to see a doctor for routine checkups, immunizations, visits when sick and other services.

The program, created under a 1997 law passed with bipartisan support during the administration of President Bill Clinton, provided coverage for children in families with low and moderate incomes as well as to pregnant women. It was instrumental in lowering the percentage of children who were uninsured from nearly 14 percent when it started to 4.5 percent in 2015. It was last reauthorized in 2015 and was due to be renewed by Sept. 30, 2017.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/01/9-million-kids-get-health-insurance-under-chip-congress-just-let-it-expire/?utm_term=.b91bc8d64c91

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Seriously?

Hey would they care about sick children losing their health care?

Shame on them and shame on us.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, songfourone said:

Seriously?

Hey would they care about sick children losing their health care?

Shame on them and shame on us.

 

 

The important issue is black athletes kneeling in respect during the national anthem 

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