Congress’s alarming lack of urgency on health insurance for children
While lawmakers spent much of the year discussing sweeping changes to our healthcare system, they missed a crucial opportunity for bipartisan success on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Millions of children rely on CHIP, but Congress has let funding for the program expire.
While it’s not too late for Congress to extend funding, time is running out. The Senate and House must act swiftly on funding for CHIP that has bipartisan support so that Colorado and many of its middle- and low-income families can breathe a sigh of relief.
CHIP provides quality health coverage for kids in families who make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private insurance. Why is it critical that Congress move as quickly as possible to extend funding for CHIP?