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Senators May Have Reached Deal On CHIP Funding, But Its Path Forward Is Still Uncertain

It is unlikely, though, that Republicans will hold up the funding for the widely popular program.

The Associated Press: Will Senate Bargainers' Deal On Children's Health Pass?
Senate bargainers have reached agreement to extend financing for the children's health insurance program for five years, and approval of the deal would avert an end-of-month cash crunch for the popular initiative. In a concession to Republicans, the agreement late Tuesday would phase out extra federal dollars that have gone to states since the additional money was mandated as part of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law. (9/13)

Columbus Dispatch: 210,000 Ohio Children Will Keep Health Coverage, Sherrod Brown Predicts
Sen. Sherrod Brown predicted the Senate will approve a compromise bill that will finance a federal children’s health program for the next five years that provides coverage to nearly 210,000 low-income Ohio children. Both the Senate and House will have to re-authorize the program, which expires at the end of this month, to prevent nine million children across the country from losing their health coverage. (Torry, 9/13)

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