State prepares for children's health insurance funding to run out in January

Massachusetts officials are preparing for thousands of children in the state to lose health insurance even earlier than originally feared, with federal funding for the CHIP insurance program expected to run out in a month.

Approximately 160,000 children in Massachusetts currently receive health insurance through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, federal funding for which expired in September. The state is set to lose $295 million without federal support for the program.

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