States, feds scramble to preserve children's health insurance

Several states and the Trump administration are fervently searching for stopgap measures to keep insurance for low-income children while Congress debates spending for the national program.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program expired Sept. 30, but Congress has been in no rush to fund the program since states aren’t expected to run out of funding yet. The Trump administration has taken steps to shore up states that will run out of funding soon as states try to figure out where to plug funding holes.

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