Advocates Seek 4 Years Of Funding For Children’s Health Insurance Program
Although a proposal to fix the pay formula for Medicare doctors contains a provision to extend the children's health insurance program through 2017, some advocates are seeking four years of funding.
Waiting For The Children's Health Insurance Program
The federal-state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out of money on Sept. 30. Until recently, Congress showed little interest in paying for it. But this week, the House agreed on a bill that would continue the $13 billion program in its current form through 2017. (Vestal, 3/20)
Advocates: Don't Turn Children's Insurance Into Medicare Bargaining Chip
A children’s advocacy group wants Congress to promise four years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) instead of settling for a two-year compromise. House leaders have been mulling a two-year extension of CHIP as part of a major deal on Medicare’s “doc fix.” (Ferris, 3/19)