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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) needs to be reauthorized NOW!

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) needs to be reauthorized NOW!

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or AR Kids in Arkansas expires on Saturday. He said his staff has been in regular contact with Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto, both of whom support the program's funding.

The state budget assumes federal funding for CHIP will continue.

"The state has "reserve funding" to operate the health-care program for the next few months".

Recent studies by the independent Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and the Kaiser Family Foundation found DE has enough remaining funds to keep CHIP going into early next year - but would likely run out by March.

A statement from Gov. Brian Sandoval's office said the federal government pays almost the entire annual $43 million cost of the program in Nevada.

Congress has a Saturday deadline to renew a federal program that funds community health clinics. At 200 percent of the poverty level, these families are above the financial guidelines to receive Medicaid.

Bentz said he has confidence in DE leaders in Congress, but not in Republican House speaker or the Senate majority leader.

"Historically, when it's been threatened ... they have been able to work out a solution", Phinney said. By providing an anchor within the health care system, CHIP coverage gives children and families access to vital preventive services and helps protect families' economic security. "But, unfortunately they've just kind of not done their job the last couple months, been focusing on other things".

Time is running out for Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, which expires on September 30.