December 11, 2018

CHIP-ping the states

This article was published November 8, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Dear editor: HR 3922 passed House on a partisan vote today, Nov. 3, extending the CHIP program and a few others as follow in Congressman Bruce Westerman's own words from his website: "Five Year Extension of The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): CHIP is an important safety net program that provides health care to lower-income children. In 2015, more than 8.4 million children received their health insurance through a CHIP program. The bill extends CHIP funding through FY 2022 and ensures children continue to receive coverage through state CHIP programs rather than through the ACA exchanges and Medicaid. This bill also restores the historically successful federal-state partnership and prudently limits federal spending by unwinding the 23 percent E-FMAP (Medicaid) created in the ACA. This means the capital gains tax in ACA."

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