December 13, 2017
Alabama's next senator, Democrat Doug Jones, is the first Democrat in the state to be elected to the U.S. Senate in more than two decades, and his election could complicate Republicans' efforts to revamp health care policy.
December 8, 2017
President Trump is working with Republican and Democratic leaders on a longer-term spending bill that lawmakers say is likely to include new funding for CHIP.
December 4, 2017
Republican leaders in Congress are hoping to pass this week a short-term federal spending bill that includes a provision that would temporarily lift a restriction on how much money states can receive from CMS' reserve of unused CHIP funds.
November 28, 2017
State officials are warning CHIP beneficiaries that they could face coverage disruptions if Congress does not soon reauthorize federal funding for the program, which expired Sept. 30.
November 16, 2017
Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expired 47 days ago. This is not the first lapse in CHIP funding—but it is by far the longest, and lawmakers do not appear any closer to passing a renewal. American Health Line explores the political and policy questions at play and how they differ from those during the 2007 funding gap.
November 6, 2017
The bill now heads to the Senate, which has yet to take up its own version of the measure as lawmakers debate ways to offset the bill's costs.
November 2, 2017
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says Democratic lawmakers "think that the funding sources the Republicans have suggested" to pay for legislation that would reauthorize federal funding for CHIP "undermine Medicare and undermine other health care programs."
November 1, 2017
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the agency's new Meaningful Measures Initiative "takes a new approach to quality measures to reduce the burden of reporting on all providers" and "focus on outcome-based measures."
October 13, 2017
New York officials say the federal government's failure to reauthorize federal funding for CHIP has created a $1 billion hole in the state budget that jeopardizes health care for individuals covered under the program.
October 11, 2017
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Greg Walden (R-Ore.) says he will not rule out moving forward with the committee's bill to reauthorize federal funding for CHIP without a bipartisan deal to pay for it if lawmakers cannot reach such a deal "by the end of this week."
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