Legislators say they are close to CHIP deal

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that an extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would cost the government $800 million over 10 years. Her state has other health care funding issues, and yet she's spending her time worrying about Oregon's 80,000 children and pregnant women on the program and working to raise the profile of a bipartisan insurance program she never expected would be in jeopardy.

In a bipartisan appeal on behalf of the National Governors Association, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of MA and Democratic Gov. Kate Brown of OR called on Congress - after it allowed CHIP and community health center funding to lapse previous year - to consider the "urgent needs of states and families" by restoring money.

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., on Thursday announced that he is co-sponsoring a Senate bill that would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for five years as Congress negotiates restoring funding for the program.

Before Congress acted last month, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, which advises Congress, had projected that Arizona, the District of Columbia, Minnesota and North Carolina would exhaust CHIP funding by December 31.

"These are kids", Walker said.

Last week, Alaska's all-Republican delegation showed strong support for finding a permanent solution to CHIP, and they were right to do so.

"If you think about a world with no CHIP, a lot of families would still want to have their kids covered, so they would look for private insurance in the individual market", he explained. The House plan includes a controversial funding provision - opposed by Democrats - that takes millions of dollars from the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund and increases Medicare premiums for some higher-earning beneficiaries.

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Dr. Todd Wolynn, a Pittsburgh pediatrician, said families are reacting with "fear and disbelief" to CHIP's uncertain future.

Pennsylvania officials notified CHIP providers in late December - who then informed enrollees - that the state would have to end the program in March unless Congress acts.

"It's nonsensical and it's frustrating and it's ridiculous, honestly", said Brown, vice chair of the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee.

"These families don't know if the rug is being pulled out from them at any time", he said.

Keeping kids healthy should be a top priority, he said. "We're going to have lower coverage for parents than we used to". Hardy said she'd like to see a larger investment in early-childhood care.

If CHIP gets canceled by the state, she likely won't bring Javier, 2, for his two-year checkup if nothing seems wrong.

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