Nevada wins short reprieve in child health care funds fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada elected officials have won a short-term reprieve to keep alive a Children’s Health Insurance Program while they press Congress to reauthorize money to care for more than 40,000 children in the state.

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller said he’s co-sponsoring a bipartisan measure that would allocate funds for the CHIP program for another year, through December 2018. Nevada is among several states seeking continued funding after Congress missed a Sept. 30 deadline to reauthorize funds for children’s health program nationwide.

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