Republicans Fail To Renew Child Insurance Program, GOP Was Focused On ACA Repeal

Republicans failed to renew the child insurance program, 'CHIP' because they were focused on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
according to ABC News. (photo credit: U.S. Navy/ public domain)

Republicans failed to renew the child insurance program, 'CHIP' because they were focused on repealing the Affordable Care Act according to ABC News.

Amid intense debates about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, the Senate and House missed the deadline to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) -- meaning federal funding for the program will expire at the end of the month. Last reauthorized in 2015, CHIP is a partnership between the federal government and states that insures American children from low and moderate-income families. And though the program's situation isn't yet dire -- and won't be until the states begin to run out of money -- some states are starting to get nervous about paying for the program.

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