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Congress Misses Deadline to Reauthorize CHIP

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by Les Masterson

MACPAC warned that stopping CHIP funding will impact state budgets and force states to decide whether to continue coverage on their own dime. If states limit or stop CHIP coverage, hospitals and providers could feel the brunt of fewer insured children and more bad debt. This is especially true for children’s hospitals.

Jim Kaufman, vice president of public policy at Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), recently told Healthcare Dive that CHIP is important for children’s hospitals. “CHIP is good for kids, and that makes it good for children’s hospitals and children’s providers,” Kaufman said.

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